Suspect in Calvert officer shooting charged with Aggravated Assault

Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 8:29 AM CST
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UPDATE: The Robertson County Sheriff's Office said that 36-year-old Petrick Lashane Jones is being charged with Aggravated Assault Against a Peace Officer. His bond is set at $500,000. Officer Magnes could return to work by Friday. He will be on administrative duty if he goes back.

ORIGINAL STORY:A Calvert police officer was shot in the early hours of 2017, and a bulletproof vest likely saved him from serious injury. Officials say they have a suspect in custody.

According to the Robertson County Sheriff's office, around 2:30am Sunday morning Officer Steven Magnes was giving a courtesy ride to an individual who was traveling on foot to the Hammond area, north of Calvert on Highway 6.

The sheriff's office says when they got to their destination, another person began shooting at Officer Magnes and succeeded in shooting him in the back.

Officer Magness was wearing a bullet proof vest which prevented serious injury, according to a sheriff's office report.

The passenger in the police car was not hurt during the incident.

Authorities say the suspect was taken into custody and is cooperating with the investigation.

The suspect is identified as 27 year old Petrick Lashane Jones. Jones is currently being held at the Robertson County Jail.

Calvert City Manager Kevin O'Carroll tells News 3 Magnes was shot once in the back. He did not provide additional details.

Magnes was taken to a hospital in Bryan. The officer later commented on the LEA Facebook post that he's fine thanks to his vest. Other comments indicate he has been released from the hospital.

We'll have more details on this story posted here as information becomes available.