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Bonds for three involved in deputy shooting all set at more than $1 million each

John Wesley McMullen, Chadwick Schwender, Jennifer McGhee (Source: APSO) John Wesley McMullen, Chadwick Schwender, Jennifer McGhee (Source: APSO)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The bonds have been set for the two men and one woman arrested in the shooting that injured an Ascension Parish Deputy Tuesday in Donaldsonville, LA.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy James Atkins conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle that was occupied by two men and a woman who stole ammunition from Wal-Mart in Donaldsonville earlier in the day.

When Deputy Atkins stopped the vehicle, a person in the passenger of the vehicle opened fire on him, then a man got out of the vehicle and ran from the scene.

According to Chief Bacala, three rounds were fired toward Deputy Atkins. One hitting his sheriff's office cruiser, and another hitting the deputy in the hand. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The two accomplices, a man and a woman, were arrested shortly after the shooting. They were later identified as 27-year-old Jennifer McGhee and 27-year-old Chadwick Schwender. Reports say they attempted to break into a house by kicking in the door and forcing the homeowner to relinquish the keys to the vehicle. Deputies recovered the stolen vehicle in a ditch and were arrested on scene.

A manhunt immediately took place for the third suspect, John Wesley McMullen, 35, who was arrested around 7:30 p.m. after he was found hiding in a shed in a field in Donaldsonville.

Louisiana State Police, Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies, Elayn Hunt K-9 units, and other investigators assisted APSO in the search.

As the investigation continued, it was learned that Schwender was the shooter who fired at Deputy Atkins.

Chadwick Schwender, 27 of Orlando, Florida, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer, theft of good under $500, armed robbery, aggravated burglary with a weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of weapons, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, home invasion, and illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500.

His bond has been set at $1,695,589. He is still in the Ascension Parish Jail.

Jennifer McGhee, 27, no known address, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer, theft of goods under $500, armed robbery, aggravated burglary with a weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of weapons, possession of firearm by convicted felon, home invasion, and illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500.

Her bond has been set at $1,195,589. She is still in the Ascension Parish Jail.

John Wesley McMullen, 35, no known address, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer, armed robbery, aggravated burglary with weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm, fugitive from another agency, illegal use of weapons, home invasion, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, theft of goods under $500, and illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500.

His bond has been set at $1,445,589. He is still in the Ascension Parish Jail.

McMullen also faces charges with Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida for robbery, kidnapping, arson, and attempted-first degree murder.

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