Dallas man sentenced

Shooting in Marion County results 22 1/2 years

SALEM — A Dallas man was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to seven charges in an incident in which a Marion County deputy was shot.

Circuit Court Judge Tracy Prall sentenced Cody Marshall Edwards in Marion County Circuit Court Friday on seven counts, including attempted aggravated murder and first-degree assault.

The shooting took place the morning of Dec. 6 near Silverton when Silverton Police requested help in the search for a stolen vehicle, which police say was driven by Edwards.

Marion County deputies found the car, but not Edwards, in a field near 177th and Sunnyview Road NE.

According to police, witnesses had seen a male subject armed with several guns flee the area.

Officers from multiple police agencies participated in the search and were about to leave the area when Deputy Jim Buchholz spotted the suspect near a Christmas tree farm.

Gun shots were exchanged as Buchholz attempted to arrest Edwards and the deputy was shot.

Other officers arrived and after more gun fire, were able to arrest Edwards, who was also wounded in the exchange.

Buchholz was able to return to work after a lengthy recovery.

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