Police shooting suspect appears before judge

A Riggins man arrested for engaging in a shootout with authorities earlier this month in Idaho County made his first court appearance Wednesday via teleconference.

52-year-old Sean Anderson faces up to 25 years in prison for felony aggravated assault on a peace officer stemming from an incident in Ferdinand on July 18th.

According to court documents, a Lewis County deputy attempted to stop Anderson for an infraction along U.S. Highway 12. Anderson initially stopped, but then fled. The pursuit which was joined by another Lewis County deputy, an Idaho County deputy and a Nez Perce Tribal officer, ended in Ferdinand where Anderson allegedly brandished a sawed-off shotgun and fired at police. The officers returned fire and Anderson was wounded in the exchange.

Bail was set at $1 million and a preliminary hearing has been set for August 6th. (Lewiston Tribune)

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