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WA sheriff: Shooting suspect accidentally released

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OLYMPIA, WA (AP) -

The Mason County Sheriff's office says a man accused of shooting at a sheriff's deputy last month has been accidentally released from jail.

According to the sheriff's office, 27-year-old Joshua Weythman Baker shot at a deputy - who was not hit by the gunfire - during pursuit on March 31. Baker was being held at the Cowlitz County jail as a suspect in the shooting.

Deputies say they do not know what caused Baker's release. However, officials believe he was given a bus ticket to the Olympia area.

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