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Items Found in vehicle
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Bend Man Arrested Following Attempted Carjacking (Photo) - 05/15/20

Victim: 30 year old Matthew Martin Mckinley / Bend Oregon

Suspect: 22 year old Kyle Lamont Cofer Jr. / Bend Oregon

On May 15th at 11:10 AM, Officers with the Bend Police Department were dispatched to Glenwood Business Park located at 615 SE Glenwood Drive in Bend on an attempted robbery/carjacking. The victim, Matthew Mckinley, reported that an unknown male attempted to carjack his UPS truck and was armed with a handgun. Mckinley is employed by UPS and is a delivery driver.

Officers responded to the area and began searching for the suspect, later identified as Kyle Lamont Cofer Jr., who Mckinley described as wearing all brown clothes, brown hat, aviator sunglasses, and holding a clipboard. Mckinley said that he originally thought Cofer Jr. was another UPS driver based on the clothes he was wearing. Bend Police utilized an Unmanned Aerial System (Drone) however they were unable to locate the suspect.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a gold sedan leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was described as having a black primer driver’s door and a light bar. Bend Police sent out a county-wide all-points bulletin (APB) to all law enforcement agencies with a description of the vehicle. Shortly after the APB, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy advised that he recently conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description in the APB. Using this information and other information gathered during the investigation, Bend Police officers and detectives learned Cofer Jr.’s identity.

Cofer Jr.’s vehicle, a gold Toyota Camry with a black driver’s door, was located at Aspen Ridge Retirement Community where he works as a dishwasher. Cofer Jr. was contacted at the facility and taken into custody by detectives. Officers located the clothing, sunglasses, clipboard, and handgun (airsoft) in Cofer Jr.’s vehicle (photo attached).

Cofer Jr. was transported to the Deschutes County Jail where he was booked on the below charges:

Robbery I – Car Jacking / Attempted

UUMV – Motor Vehicle / Attempted

Menacing

Attached Media Files: Items Found in vehicle
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