Suspect in St. Helens shooting indicted on multiple charges
A man suspected in a St. Helens shooting earlier this month has now been arraigned on 21 charges ranging from attempted aggravated murder to sexual abuse.
Adam Corey Fleming, 31, was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, July 30, after he was arrested in California and extradited to Oregon.
Fleming was indicted in Columbia County Circuit Court on seven counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, three counts of attempted murder with a firearm, and additional charges for assault and attempted assault, unlawful use of a firearm, tampering with a witness, sexual abuse and sodomy, following his alleged involvement with a shooting in St. Helens last month.
On July 2, Fleming fled the scene of a shooting on Cowlitz Street in St. Helens that sent two people to the hospital. One person was shot in the arm, while the other was shot multiple times in his lower body. A child was reported to be in the residence at the time, but was not injured.
According to law enforcement, Fleming was seen in Clackamas later that night. On July 15, law enforcement located him in Sacramento, California and took him into custody.
Court records show that Fleming was indicted on charges of attempting to kill and assault two adults and a child with a firearm, allegedly in an effort to conceal sexual abuse of the child. Fleming was also charged with sexually abusing the child, and indicted on a charge of sodomy, for incidents that occured sometime between April and July.
Bail was set at $1.28 million, but Fleming could post a 10% security amount of $128,500, court records state.
Fleming is also currently facing charges of 15 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse, out of Clackamas County in 2017. Fleming allegedly engaged in the dissemination of child pornography. He had been released on bail in April and had a court date in May. Fleming is slated for a twelve-person trial in October in Clackamas County for that case.
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