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News Release
La Pine Male arrested on Weapon's Offense - 07/07/24

Release by:  Sergeant Kyle Kalmbach

Release Date: 07/07/2024

Location:  15000 Block of Old Mill Road, La Pine

Arrested:  Bounds, Richard Allen, 33 year-old male, La Pine, OR


1 Count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon

1 Count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

1 Count of Reckless Endangering another Person

1 Count – In-State Warrant


On July 06, 2024 at approximately 11:00 PM, deputies were dispatched to a dispute at the 15000 block of Old Mill Road in La Pine, OR.  Initial reports included a dispute involving gunfire.  Deputies responded to the scene and heard additional gunshots. At that point, due to the nature of the call, the Deschutes County SWAT Team was activated.  After a period of time, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was deployed to prevent the subject from obtaining additional weapons.  At approximately 11:58 PM Richard Bounds was taken into custody in the front yard of the residence after being identified as the subject firing the weapon.  Bounds was later transported to St. Charles Hospital for the ingestion of a harmful substance and minor injuries from a K9 bite. At this time, Bounds is currently being treated at St. Charles Hospital and will later be lodge into the Deschutes County Adult Jail when medically released.  No other people on scene were injured.  The firearm used in the commission of the crime was determined to be a shotgun which was later recovered.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Bend Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, and the La Pine Fire Department for their assistance.

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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