State Trooper Suing Man Who Allegedly Shot Him

State Trooper Scott Johnson has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the Martin Jones, the man suspected of shooting Johnson in the back of the head last weekend after police pulled Jones’ wife over for DUI.

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Seattle attorney Jeffrey Campiche filed a civil complaint Thursday in Pacific County Superior Court on behalf of Trooper Scott Johnson. The lawsuit seeks financial compensation for Johnson’s injuries, loss of earning capacity and other damages.

Johnson’s civil complaint, which names both shooting suspect Martin A. Jones and his wife, Susan M. Jones, as defendants, includes a request for a “prejudgment writ of attachment” on the couple’s house in Seaview and any other property they own in Washington.

If successful, the legal move could preclude the couple from liquidating their assets to pay for attorneys’ fees or other expenses while Jones awaits trial on the criminal charges.