Suspects remains in hospital following explosion
The man believed to have detonated an explosive in a car near Hillsboro on Wednesday remains in the hospital, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.
Jason P. Schaefer, 26, has been charged with violating his parole, but investigators say more charges may be coming, after Schaefer reportedly led police on a brief car chase on 185th Avenue in Rock Creek, then detonated a hand-held explosive as a Washington County Sheriff's detective approached his vehicle.
Schaeger was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. According to investigators, Schaefer sustained serious injuries to his left hand and fingers.
Schaefer will be lodged in the Washington County Jail after his treatment ends, but detectives said on Thursday that there is no timeline for when he will be fit enough to leave the hospital.
Schaefer was convicted in May of possessing body armor as a felon. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
The detective injured in the explosion was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Washington County Sheriff's Office has declined to name the detective "due to the nature of his work."