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News Release
Bookstore Burglar Arrested in Sisters - 01/18/23

Released By: Sergeant Jason Wall

Date: January 18th, 2023

Arrested: Hendrix Reed Pursell, 21-year-old male, Bend Oregon

Charges: ORS 164.215- Burglary in the Second Degree, ORS 164.365- Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, ORS 164.235- Possession of a Burglary Tool or Theft Device


On 01/17/23, at approximately 6:15 pm deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a Burglary in progress at the Lonesome Water Bookstore in Sisters.

A passing motorist advised Deschutes County 911 that a subject wearing a black ski mask was attempting to break into a bookstore. As deputies responded to the area, Deschutes County 911 were advised the subject wearing the ski mask had gained entry to the store.

When law enforcement arrived, the subject wearing the ski mask exited the store and was armed with a hatchet. A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy assisted by the Black Butte Ranch Police Department contacted the subject and ultimately took him into custody without incident.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Black Butte Ranch Police Department, and the Redmond Police Department.

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 263 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 178 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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