WARRIOR — When Jerry Lee Washington Jr. walked into the Warrior Police Department on Thursday to report that someone knocked out the windows of his car, he probably didn’t think he would be the one to be arrested.
But police knew that Washington was a suspect in the break-in of two vehicles and a shed on Warrior-Jasper Road near the Cain Creek Fire Dept. station.
Only moments before, Washington allegedly got into an altercation with a teenager who said he found Washington breaking into his car. The victim also claimed Washington tried to run over him, and that he fired two errant rifle shots at Washington as he fled. The busted-out car windows came from the victim’s father, in an effort to stop the suspect.
When Washington came to file the complaint, Warrior police notified Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies, who made the arrest.
Washington, 21 and a Warrior resident, is lodged in the county jail on two counts of vehicular breaking and entering, one count of third-degree burglary and one count of attempted murder; his bond is set at $50,000.