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Jul-10-2014 17:43printcomments

Second Drive By Shooting Suspect Identified

The Silver Honda Accord that one of the suspects had been seen driving is no longer of interest in this case.

Scott Newton Mills City Shooting
31-year-old Scott Newton of the Mill City area. Scott Newton also goes by the nickname, "sidewinder". Photo Courtesy: Polk County Sheriff's Office

(DALLAS, Ore. ) - The Polk County Sheriff's office has identified the second involved person in a drive by shooting on June 8 in Falls City known initially as "Scotty".

"Scotty" has been identified as 31-year-old Scott Newton of the Mill City area. Scott Newton also goes by the nickname, "sidewinder".

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Scott Newton or Micheal Johnson, please call the Polk County Sheriff's office at 503-623-9251 and speak with Detective Sergeant Mark Garton.

The Silver Honda Accord that Micheal Johnson had been seen driving is no longer of interest to the Sheriff's Office. It is not known at this time what vehicle's either Johnson or Newton are involved with.

Original Story:

The Polk County Sheriff's office is continuing to investigate a drive by shooting in the small town of Falls City, west of Salem.

The Sheriff's office says on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. deputies were advised that two white male subjects had gone to the falls located between Parry Road and Mitchell Street and threatened another male with firearms.

The subjects were identified by witnesses as 35-year-old Michael Johnson, and a yet to be identified white adult male who goes by the name "Scotty". Both subjects were reported to be armed with .45 caliber semi automatic pistols that had silver slides and black handles.

After the altercation at the falls the subjects went to Sheldon Avenue near Frost Road where they reportedly shot 4-5 rounds at the residence located at 243 Sheldon Avenue. The home owner at that location returned fire and then gave chase as the suspect's car sped away westbound into Falls City.

The vehicle chase continued through town and the suspects reportedly fired back at the pursuing vehicle as they were passing in front of the Falls City High School on North Main Street heading eastbound out of town.

No one was hit in the exchange of gunfire nor in the short pursuit. The home owner who was targeted by the drive-by shooting stopped when he saw a Polk County Deputy in the area and reported the incident.

At this point Johnson remains a person of interest in the investigation as does the subject known as "Scotty".

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sgt. Michael Holsapple at 503-623-9251.

Johnson is reported to be driving a silver Honda Accord with Texas plates. He also has a silver Toyota Tundra pickup with Texas plates.

Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office

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