Suspect who hit sergeant with car apprehended

Suspect Juan Martinez was apprehended Friday afternoon

A Marion County Deputy was injured during a traffic stop near Woodburn on April 7, 2017. (Marion County Sheriff's office)
A Marion County Deputy was injured during a traffic stop near Woodburn on April 7, 2017. (Marion County Sheriff's office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was injured during a traffic stop near Woodburn Friday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said Sgt. Jason Hickam was trying to stop a car on NE Boones Ferry Road near Highway 99 at 12:15 p.m.

During the traffic stop, Hickam and the driver, Juan Martinez, had a confrontation, Oregon State Police said. Martinez hit Hickam with his car as he fled the scene. According to OSP, during the incident, Hickam fired one shot at Martinez.

Salem police found Martinez around 4:30 p.m. and he is being held at the Marion County Jail.

Hickam was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has since been released. He has been placed on administrative leave while Oregon State Police investigate.