Accused St. Helens shooter pleads not guilty


Adam Corey Fleming was arrested July 15 in Sacramento

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man accused of shooting 2 people at a St. Helens home before fleeing to California made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

The shooting happened July 2 after a fight at a home along Old Portland Road, police said.

One man was shot in the arm and ran for help; the second man was shot multiple times in his lower body. Both survived their injuries.

A young girl who was also in the apartment wasn’t hurt in the shooting.

The suspect, Adam Corey Fleming, was arrested July 15 in Sacramento.

Fleming is charged with attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, sodomy and sex abuse all connected to the July 2 shooting.

He was extradited to Oregon and pleaded not guilty to all 21 counts on Wednesday in Columbia County court.

His bail was set at nearly $1.3 million.

In addition to the charges in Columbia County, KOIN 6 News learned he has a criminal record in Clackamas County. Court documents show Fleming has more than two dozen previous charges of encouraging child abuse for child pornography in 2017.

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