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Newport Police responded Thursday afternoon to a man dressed as Santa Claus walking on Highway 101 with a handgun.

Jeffrey Owen Stamps, 25, of Newport, resisted officers attempts to pat him down for weapons after multiple calls to dispatch alerted police to him having a weapon. Police say Stamps tried to draw a handgun from his waistband and they shot him with a TASER gun but said it had limited effect.

Stamps fought with police and then ran across Highway 101, dropping the gun in the middle of the highway as he fled. The handgun was later found to be an all-black CO2 powered BB gun.

Stamps surrendered and was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for assaulting a public safety officer, menacing, resisting arrest, interfering with police and disorderly conduct. Stamps’ bail was set at $105,000.

One officer was treated and released from Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for injuries sustained during the altercation.

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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  1. Thank you…words of wisdom. Oregon is a disaster and an embarrassment to most Oregonians. Shame, I was born and raised here. I know HISTORY too.
    Bob Tangler reply

  2. Melty, 5 facts.
    1.”Assaulting a Public Safety Officer ” happened.
    2. ““Santa” needs some mental health evaluation.” fact.
    3. “in Portland- it’s anarchy” is real.
    4. “democrats that are running these states” true.
    5. “run her mouth Katie GOV. IN CHARGE” fact.
    Democrat governors have frozen the death penalty, against the vote of Oregonians.

  3. Clueless? Really. In Portland this “Santa” would have been released with no bail,
    and the officers who tasered him put on leave or worse.
    It’s only going to get worse, and the clueless are getting their information from
    propaganda outlets with liberal agendas.

    • Actually 3 real good commits at least the police here do have backing were in Portland the city gov. has deserted them plus the D.A throwing charges out they should be locked up with anarchists. We are being laughed at have friends living in Hawaii thinks its crazy and glad they are out of Oregon. Its reality the democrats are running this state with do nothing but run her mouth Katie GOV. IN CHARGE pray we all survive, until she is gone next in line is bidden may the lord help us.

  4. Santa told a little boy that he couldn’t have a nerf gun! but he runs around with a gun? Sounds like the democrats that are running these states. Do as I say not as I do.

  5. First, “Santa” needs some mental health evaluation.
    Secondly, in Portland- it’s anarchy and some serious police control needs implemented. I’m for live ammunition in Portland. Screw these anarchists.
    How about 6 feet under, not 6 years.
    We are on the national news and it’s a joke. Welcome to Oregon.

  6. Assaulting a Public Safety Officer (Class C Felony) why have the creeps in Portland been arrested for assaulting our Police Officers by throwing bricks, bottles, fire, laser beams at them, only to be let out after being arrested. THIS IS TOTALLY CRAZY. Six to ten years in prison. NO BAIL.


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