Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Otis man arrested for menacing Rose Lodge Market staff with pellet gun

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery Monday morning at Rose Lodge Market in Otis, where a man attempting to steal batteries, brandished a black handgun and fled the scene in a vehicle.

A Grand Ronde Tribal Police sergeant spotted the vehicle travelling east on Highway 18 near Grand Ronde and Polk and Yamhill County Sheriff’s and Oregon State Police responded to assist.

Jared May

The vehicle was located at a Grand Ronde residence and 41-year-old Jared May, of Otis, was taken into custody for menacing and unlawful use of a weapon. May was transported to Lincoln County Jail and awaits pretrial arraignment with a bail set at $65,000.

A Lincoln County Sheriff investigation revealed the weapon to be a black pellet gun closely resembling a real semi-automatic handgun. It was also determined the man had hid the batteries in another part of the Rose Lodge Market.

Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.



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