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News Release
Foot Chase leads to Tasing of Wanted Fugitive - 09/09/19

****corrected date 9-9-2019***

Released by: Sergeant James McLaughlin

Release Date: 09/09/2019

ARRESTEE: David Edward Stryffeler, 36 year old male

CHARGES: Escape 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession Methamphetamine (felony), Attempt to Elude (misdemeanor), Parole Violation, Felon in Possession of Weapon

On 9-8-2019, at approximately 0956 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were in the area of the 2000 block of NW 35th Street in Redmond investigating a possible Code/Ordinance Violation. During the investigation deputies learned of a male residing at the residence that had a State-Wide felony warrant for Parole Violation. The male, identified as David Edward Stryffeler (36 yom), attempted to hide from deputies in an adjacent lot. Deputies located Stryffeler who immediately began to flee the scene on foot with deputies giving chase.

The foot pursuit continued for about 100 yards before Stryffeler climbed a fence to a neighboring residence and was surrounded by deputies. At that point, Stryffeler stopped and began to approach deputies in a combative manner. After several unheeded warnings, deputies deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (Taser) to detain Stryffeler.  Stryffeler was then taken into custody and treated at the scene by Redmond Fire/Paramedics. An area canvas was conducted and deputies located a felony amount of methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia.

Stryffeler was transported to the St. Charles Medical Center, Redmond, with non-life-threatening injuries sustained as a result of his attempt to resist arrest. He was later released from the hospital and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the above mentioned charges.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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