OSP Detective, assigned to the FBI Joint Task Force was contacted by Horry County Police Department, South Carolina to assist in locating and apprehending a man wanted for attempted murder of his mother and stealing her car. The suspect identified as James Shawn Nichol, (48) is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Horry County PD in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service believed the subject may be traveling through Oregon.
On December 17, 2020, at approximately 5:50 P.M., Sgt. Aydelotte and Sr. Troopers Hagendorn and Macy located the suspect in the stolen car at the Baker Valley Rest Area located on the westbound side of I-84 near milepost 295. The initiated a high risk stop and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect is lodged in Baker County jail on attempted murder warrant. The stolen vehicle was towed from the scene to be held for the owner.
Horry County Police Department, who contact OSP for help, was extremely impressed with how quickly OSP worked to get the mission done.
This is a great example of interagency partnerships and how Law Enforcement across the states work together to get criminals off the streets.