A Baker County grand jury on Thursday added an additional charge against a Vale man accused of shooting his former girlfriend to death in Baker City on Jan. 13.
Shawn Quentin Greenwood, 48, has been held without bail in the Baker County Jail since his arrest that day on one count of second-degree murder in the death of Angela Parrish, 30, also of Vale. According to the grand jury indictment, the state alleges that at the time of the shooting, Greenwood and Parrish were household members as defined by Oregon law: “persons who have cohabited with each other or who have been involved in a sexually intimate relationship.”
Greenwood also is being held on $100,000 bail on each of two charges of second-degree assault, a Class B felony, for allegedly shooting Nathaniel Leeland Brown, 37, a Baker City transient, in the hand on Jan. 13.
Thursday’s grand jury indictment includes the additional charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, a Class B felony, to the list of accusations against Greenwood.
Parrish’s body was found in a large warehouse designated as Building D at the northwest end of the Bureau of Land Management property at 3100 H St., Baker City Police Chief Ray Duman said in court Jan. 14, during Greenwood’s arraignment.
The investigation began about 11:45 a.m. Jan. 13 when Brown showed up at the BLM office saying that he’d been shot in the hand.
Police cordoned off the area and began looking for the suspected shooter and a second victim who Brown said was in one of the buildings.
Brown identified Greenwood as the person who shot him and Parrish, Duman said.
As part of the investigation, police received information that a late model standard two-door Toyota pickup Greenwood was thought to have been driving had left the area.
An Oregon State Police game officer spotted the vehicle on Dooley Mountain, Duman said. Malheur County deputies later located the pickup near Bridgeport and tried to stop it.
The officers reportedly followed Greenwood on a short pursuit before Greenwood decided to travel cross-country and down a ravine in the four-wheel drive vehicle. The deputies watched as Greenwood later attempted to burn a rifle and set the pickup truck on fire, Duman said.
The Malheur County deputies arrested Greenwood about 3:34 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Mormon Basin area of northern Malheur County south of Durkee.
The deputies found .45-caliber ammunition in the pickup truck, Duman said, which was the same ammunition used to kill Parrish.
Deputy Wade Holom of the Malheur County Sheriff’s Department was among witnesses who testified before the grand jury Thursday. He appeared via FaceTime.
Other witnesses were Craig Rilee, Baker County Sheriff’s deputy; Baker City Police officers Shannon Regan and Chris Sells; and Brown, who was shot in the hand.