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Powell Butte Man Charged With Attempted Murder

POWELL BUTTE, OR -- A Powell Butte man was arrested early Thursday morning on attempted murder charges, after he allegedly shot his estranged wife.  According to the Crook County Sheriff's Office, 41-year old John Heere  fought with the woman over the phone earlier in the evening. When she arrived at the SW Riggs Rd home, the couple argued again, and investigators say Heere fired his rifle toward her vehicle. The shot traveled through the windshield, striking her in the upper arm. 


The victim was taken by private vehicle to St. Charles Prineville. Heere was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 a.m.  He faces charges of Attempted Murder, First Degree Domestic Assault, Pointing a Firearm at Another Person, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing. Bail has been set at $120,000.

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