The mayor of a small Oregon city has been charged with tried homicide after allegedly taking pictures at a automobile carrying youngsters throughout a street rage incident.

Dowen Jones, the 47-year-old mayor of Rufus, was arrested Tuesday.

A household of 4 that included two youngsters, ages 5 and eight, have been touring on Freeway 281 close to Parkdale Monday morning and “following behind an SUV that was driving erratically,” the Hood River County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a statement.

The SUV, pushed by Jones, pulled over and the household slowed right down to get a automobile description.

“Because the household handed the suspect automobile, a male topic stepped out of the passenger facet and fired a number of rounds from a handgun on the passing household,” the assertion stated.

Jones allegedly struck the automobile, however nobody was injured. Police recognized and arrested him the subsequent day.

Jones, elected mayor of the lower than 300-person city in 2018, was charged with one rely of tried homicide and 4 counts of tried assault.