Lincoln City Police Investigators have arrested 27 year old Jeramie Philpot of Lincoln City, in connection with him being shot which occurred on May 24th. Mr. Philpot and Felix Daniel Garcia of Lincoln City had reported that Mr. Philpot was shot in a drive by shooting on the evening of May 24th as they were walking along West Devil’s Lake Road, in Lincoln City. When Officers arrived on scene, they found that Mr. Philpot had been shot in the leg.
After about a 10 day investigation, Lincoln City Police Detectives determined that the report was false and that Mr. Philpot had paid Mr. Garcia to shoot him with the intent of injuring him. The motive for the shooting has not been determined at this time.
On May 29th, 2014, Lincoln City Police arrested Daniel Garcia for Assault 1.
LCPD investigators contacted Mr. Philpot and asked him to come to LCPD. When Mr Philpot arrived, he was arrested for Conspiracy to commit Unlawful use of a weapon, Conspiracy to commit pointing a firearm at another and Conspiracy to Initiating a false report. He was lodged at Lincoln County Jail in Newport.