Sheriff: Bandon shooting suspect arrested

Sheriff: Bandon shooting suspect arrested

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- The suspect in the Bandon shooting case, James R. Housego, has been arrested in California, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

Police have not located Hidey Crook, who they say is a person of interest, and wanted by deputies for questioning.

The Sheriff’s office received information from the California Highway Patrol in Yreka, that they had arrested Housego Wednesday morning.

He was arrested on separate charges stemming from an unspecified incident Tuesday night near Yreka.

Housego is currently in custody in California pending charges there, and the Coos County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Coos County District Attorney’s Office to have charges stemming from the shooting incident in Bandon placed on Housego. They say that it would ensure he would be held and eventually be brought back to Coos County.

On May 2, Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies and officers from the Bandon Police Department went to the Southern Coos Hospital for a report that Joseph McNeil, 34, of Bandon, had been shot.

The Sheriff's office says they learned that McNeil had been shot in the right foot. That incident happened in Bandon, and authorities say he was also assaulted in Curry County. 

Officials say they believe that James Housego, 27, of Bandon, had shot McNeil while at a residence in Bandon.

Two other people that were at the residence were terrorized by Housego, according to police.

Authorities say the vehicle Housego and Crook were associated with was located abandoned in a Wal-Mart Parking lot in the Salem area.

Deputies had been working with authorities there trying to determine Housego and Crook’s whereabouts.

They say Housego abandoned the vehicle in Salem and possibly stole or made arrangements for another vehicle to then travel south, hoping to elude authorities.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Coos County Sheriff’s Office at 541-396-2016.