Man accused of running down Washington state trooper charged with murder
03/28/2020 11:40 am PDT
CHEHALIS, Wash. (KCPQ) -- Prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges against a man accused of hitting and killing a state trooper while fleeing law enforcement.
On March 24, Trooper Justin Schaffer was attempting to deploy spike strips to bring the pursuit to a stop when the fleeing vehicle hit him on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The suspect, William David Thompson, was arrested farther down I-5.
Prosecutors charged Thompson with first-degree aggravated murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, attempt to elude police, driving with a suspended license, driving while license revoked and driving without an interlock.
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