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Arrest of wanted suspect in a domestic violence incident (Photo) - 10/10/21

Incident: Arrest of suspect in the 600 block of NE 3rd Street

Case Number: 2021-00058916

Date and Time: Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:30pm

Location: 642 NE 3rd Street

Suspect: Jeffrey Michael Salt       36-year-old    Bend resident


On October 10th at 4:30pm, an officer with the Bend Police Department found a vehicle with an occupant inside that the officer had probable cause to arrest. The occupant, later identified as Jeffery Michael Salt, was being investigated for a domestic violence incident the week prior. The officer was investigating an incident where a Bend resident was assaulted by Salt. The officer had probable cause to arrest Salt for Strangulation, Assault IV-Felony, Harassment, Menacing and Coercion. These charges stemmed for an incident on October 2nd

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle Salt was operating in the parking lot of 642 NE 3rd Street (Safeway). The officer found Salt was not following directions and called for additional officers to assist. There was concern Salt was going to flee in his vehicle, so officers positioned their vehicles to keep Salt from leaving the area. 

Salt refused to follow lawful directions from officers, asking him to exit his vehicle. Salt attempted to flee in his vehicle, trying to maneuver around the police vehicles that surrounded him. During this attempt, Salt hit three different Bend Police vehicles, two which initially had officers standing next to them. Salt was unable to get his vehicle clear of the Bend Police vehicles. Ultimately, Salt caused damage to three police vehicles and the vehicle he was operating. 

Deschutes County Deputy Bartness and his K9 partner, “Masa,” arrived to assist. Salt exited the vehicle and complied with the officers requests. Salt was taken into custody at this time. Salt was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged for the below crimes:

October 2nd: Strangulation (2 counts), Assault IV-Felony (2 counts), Harassment (2 counts), Menacing and Coercion.

October 10th: Criminal Mischief I (3 counts), Attempt to Escape II, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering (2 counts). 


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