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News Release
Suspect Arrested in Arson and Burglary Investigation - 11/17/23

Released by: Sergeant Chris Barringer

Release Date: November 17, 2023

Location: 2000 block of NE Full Moon Dr., Bend, OR

Arrested: Demian Christian, 48 year old male, Bend OR 


Arson in the First Degree

Burglary in the Second Degree

Criminal Mischief in the First Degree


Late in the evening on November 16, 2023, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a fire in progress at a Deschutes County building in the 1100 block of NW Harriman St.  Deputies were alerted to suspicious circumstances indicating someone had illegally entered the building and intentionally set the fire.

The following day on November 17, 2023, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Detectives reviewed available evidence and developed probable cause to arrest Demian Christian for the crimes of Arson in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Later that evening, Patrol Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office contacted Christian at his residence located in the 2000 block of NE Full Moon Dr. in Bend where he was taken into custody without incident.  Christian was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the aforementioned 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 five 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 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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