Woman to testify against man who shot deputy
KLAMATH FALLS — An Oregon court has dismissed charges against a Klamath Falls woman in exchange for her testimony against an acquaintance accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy.
Karey Pascoe, 35, had originally been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assault, The Herald and News reported. She has been subpoenaed to testify at the May trial of William Parkerson, 31, who is accused of shooting former Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber in 2014.
Weber survived the incident and has since accepted a different job.
Pascoe said in an affidavit filed March 22 that she was driving Parkerson and another man to purchase drugs in Klamath Falls when she was pulled over. She said she had only known Parkerson for four days and had not met the other passenger until that day.
According to Pascoe's account, Weber pulled her over and the other passenger left the car and started running away. Parkerson then "jumped out of my car and shot Jason Weber," she wrote.
He returned to the car and told Pascoe to drive away, she said. When the vehicle ran out of gas about 15 miles outside Klamath Falls, the pair began walking on foot, Pascoe said.
"Mr. Parkerson told me to walk with him and we walked all over the place," she said. The affidavit goes on to say that Parkerson disposed of the weapon, and they were picked up by a passing driver the next morning.
They were later found and arrested in the Chemult area, where they were staying with Parkerson's acquaintances.
Parkerson has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault. He could face life in prison if convicted.
Parkerson is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit against local law enforcement. Among other things, he claims the investigation against him was botched during witness interviews and is seeking $12 million from multiple defendants. He has also asked for his charges to be dismissed.
The bulk of Parkerson's claims have been thrown out, but left standing is an allegation that Klamath County Jail failed to follow his kosher eating restrictions at multiple points during 2014 and 2015. The court hasn't yet issued a ruling on that point.