Dowen Jones, the mayor of a tiny Columbia River Gorge town, was arrested and charged after allegedly being involved in a road rage shooting on Monday.

According to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place near the community of Parkdale. Jones of Rufus was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly shooting at a family on Highway 281.

A family of four — including two children ages 5 and 8 — was driving south on Highway 281 on Monday. They were behind an SUV, whose driver was allegedly driving erratically, the sheriff’s office said.

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When the SUV driver pulled over on Highway 281 near Fairland Road, the driver of the family slowed down to get a description of the SUV. They wanted to report the erratic driving. 

When the family’s vehicle passed the SUV, a man stepped out of the passenger side and fired multiple rounds from a handgun. The man aimed directly at the passing family, the sheriff’s office said.

While the shots caused damage to the family’s vehicle, but no one was injured. 

On Tuesday, investigators identified the shooter as Rufus mayor Dowen Jones. He was arrested and later booked at Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles.

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The mayor, who won election in 2018, faces one count of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree attempted assault.

Authorities said that they are still investigating the incident.