Two involved in Sunnyslope shooting due in court

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 19:25:19-04

A man and a woman arrested following a shooting Friday at the Sunnyslope Market on Highway 55 near Marsing are scheduled to make their initial court appearances today.

Chelsea Johnson, 25, is set to be arraigned in the Canyon County Courthouse. According to the Canyon County website, she faces charges of petit theft, giving false information to an officer, resisting an officer, criminal trespass, possessing a controlled substance, and possessing paraphernalia with intent to use.

Marco Mejia, 26, is set to be arraigned in the Ada County Courthouse on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and a probation violation. All are felonies.

According to the Canyon County Sheriff's Office, two bail bond agents attempted to take Johnson into custody at the Market Friday when a scuffle broke out. Both bond agents shot their weapons after Mejia pointed a gun at them.

Mejia was shot in the head, but his wound was not considered life-threatening. He was treated and released at a Boise hospital, then booked into the Ada County Jail.

Authorities arrested Johnson after she fled the scene and got into a minor car crash.

The sheriff's office has not released the names of the bond agents.

According to court records, Johnson had two bench warrants, each $100,000, for failing to appear in court on a felony drug charge and misdemeanor charges of resisting officers and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Idaho law permits bond agents to carry firearms.

(Associated Press contributed to this story)