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Additional Arrests Made in SE Bend Long-Term Investigation (Photo) - 08/15/22

Date: August 15, 2022

Case #: 2022-00044998

Incident: Outstanding Suspect Arrested in SE Bend Long-Term Investigation 

Date / Time of Incident: August 15, 2022 / 2:14 p.m. 

Location: 20636 Foxborough Lane

Arrested: Erick Sean Kelly, 27-year-old Bend resident 
Charges: Mail theft – four counts
Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold
Delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance – fentanyl
Multiple warrants

Arrested: Chelsea Catherine Kelly, 25-year-old Bend resident
Charges: Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold
Multiple warrants 

Arrested: Christine Elaine Witham, 30-year-old Bend resident 
Charges: Theft III
Possession and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance – fentanyl
Possession of methamphetamine – misdemeanor
Tampering with evidence
Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold

Arrested: Charles Anthony Mansfield, 33-year-old Bend resident
Charges: Probation violation
Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold 

Cited and released: Brittany Nichole Miller, 35-year-old Bend resident
Kamilla Makenzie Thomas, 21-year-old Bend resident
Laura Lenore Wattenbarger, 37-year-old Bend resident
Sierra Jodi Connell, 24-year-old Bend resident
Charge: Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold

On Aug. 1, the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at 20636 Foxborough Lane as part of a monthslong investigation into drug activity. The search warrant was based on the illegal sale of drugs, possession of stolen property, and unlawful possession of a firearm. A handgun, a pepper ball gun, and numerous stolen items were seized during the search. 

During that initial search warrant, officers arrested Chelsea Catherine Kelly, 25, and Clayton T. Kirkey, 36, at the home on Foxborough Lane. Hayden Riley Jeffrey Liapes, 29, was also issued a citation. Christine Elaine Witham, 30, was released pending additional investigation at that time. 

An additional suspect, Erick Sean Kelly, 27, was not located during the initial search warrant execution. 

Bend Police continued to investigate the case, and on Sunday, Aug. 14, learned from Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies that Erick Kelly and Witham were suspects in a shoplifting incident in the La Pine area. Bend Police located Witham, and a search of her vehicle turned up nearly 400 fentanyl pills, criminal amounts of methamphetamine, evidence of drug sales and distribution, $1,200 in cash, and stolen property. Witham was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the charges listed above. 

On Monday, Aug. 15, Bend Police officers, with assistance from Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, observed Erick Kelly and Chelsea Kelly enter the Foxborough Lane home. Officers made contact, but the suspects refused to come out of the home. Bend Police applied for and received a search warrant, then entered the home. 

Officers arrested Erick Kelly on outstanding warrants, as well as the charges listed above. They arrested Chelsea Kelly on multiple warrants, as well as Charles Anthony Mansfield on a probation violation and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold. They were all transported to and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail. Brittany Nichole Miller, Kamilla Makenzie Thomas, Laura Lenore Wattenbarger and Sierra Jodi Connell were at the home and were all cited and released for frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold. 

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