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SALEM -- The man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy near Silverton was formally indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury Wednesday.

Cody Marshall Edwards, 25, of Dallas, Ore., is accused of injuring Deputy Jim Buchholz in a shootout east of Salem on Dec. 6. Buchholz was taken by Life Flight to the hospital and was released on Dec. 9.

Edwards was indicted on charges of attempted aggravated murder, assault, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, unlawsful use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude, and possession of methamphetamine.

Edwards' companion, Robecca Lee Ensminger, 22, was also indicted for meth possession, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, hindering prosecution and initiating a false report.

Sheriff's deputies and Salem police chasing a stolen car confronted Edwards in field off of Sunnyview Road Northeast, according to Lt. Dave Okada of the Salem Police Department.

Okada said that officer Jason Bricker fired at Edwards during the incident.

Edwards was injured and taken to the hospital but has been released and is now custody at Marion County jail, said Okada.

Investigators found Buchholz and Silverton Police Officer Jason Bicker were justified in the use of deadly force against Edwards.

Background: Deputy shot east of Salem recovering, suspect in custody


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