Bond set at $2 million for W.Va. Trooper shooting suspect

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man accused of shooting a West Virginia State Trooper is out of the hospital.

Jeremiah Yeager, 40, of Alum Creek, was taken to Lincoln County magistrate court where he was given a $2 million cash only bond.

Yeager is charged with attempted murder, two counts of malicious wounding, domestic assault, domestic battery, strangulation, brandishing and obstruction.

He is accused of shooting Cpl. David Fry with West Virginia State Police after Fry responded to a domestic incident at a home in the 400 block of Midway Road in Lincoln County.

Earlier that night, Yeager arrived at the home and got into an argument with a woman there.

The woman told troopers Yeager had not slept in four days and was high on meth.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman told troopers that Yeager took a phone cord and began choking her with it until she passed out.

When the woman regained consciousness, she found Yeager in the kitchen with a long gun and revolver.

The woman told troopers that Yeager kept pointing the gun at her and threatened to kill her. She also told State Police Yeager hit her multiple times with the revolver.

The woman told investigators she heard a door open and saw Cpl. Fry enter the home and order Yeager to drop the gun. She remembered hearing gun shots and then left the home.

After the shooting, various law enforcement officers arrived on scene and surrounded the home.

According to the criminal complaint, Yeager refused to come out of the apartment.

The WVSP SRT team entered the apartment and found Yeager in the bathroom. He resisted arrest, but was taken into custody.

Cpl. Fry was able to drive to meet EMS in Kanawha County after being shot twice.

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