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News Release
Arrests made in Redmond burglary - 10/11/18

Released by:  Lt. Chad Davis

Release Date:  10/10/18


Arrestee: Winningham, Nathan    Age: 32

                  Terrebonne, Oregon


Charges:   Burglary I

                   Theft I

                   Identity Theft

                   Fraudulent use of a credit card

                   Probation Violation

                   (Additional charges to follow)


Arrestee: Winningham, Melvin      Age:   55

                  Terrebonne, Oregon


Charges:   Felon in possession of a firearm (6 counts)

                   Theft I

                   Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine     


Search warrant location: 8603 NW 5th





On 9/25/18, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary that occurred in the 2500 block of NW Coyner Avenue in Redmond.  Firearms, ammunition, tools, and credit cards were stolen in the burglary.  No suspects were known when the burglary was initially reported to Deputies.  The victim of the burglary was later contacted by his bank and notified that one of his credit cards had been used at a business in Redmond totaling over $4000.00 in fraudulent charges.  Video surveillance from the business captured a male and a female suspect using the stolen credit card. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU) began assisting in the investigation and identified the male suspect as Nathan Winningham of Terrebonne.  SCU Detectives began conducting surveillance of Winningham’s residence in Terrebonne and developed enough information to obtain a search warrant for his residence in Terrebonne.  SCU Detectives and Deputies served the search warrant and located several stolen firearms, ammunition and paperwork from the burglarized residence and also Methamphetamine. 

On 10/8/18, SCU Detectives arrested Nathan Winningham’s father, Melvin Winningham, who also lives at the same residence in Terrebonne.  Melvin Winningham was arrested for six counts of felon in possession of a firearm, Theft I and Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.  

On 10/9/18, SCU Detectives learned Nathan Winningham was frequenting a residence in the 1400 block of NE 7th St. in the city of Redmond.  Detectives began conducting surveillance on the residence.    Winningham was located hiding in the bathroom of the residence and he was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of DCSO K-9 Ezel.  Winningham was not injured in the incident and later lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the listed charges.  The investigation is on-going and additional arrests are likely to occur.


The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County.



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