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News Release
Disturbance - 11/09/17

At about 9:04 PM on November 8th, 2017, an employee at Walmart phoned the Lebanon Police Department saying she had broken up with her boyfriend, Samuel F. Ayres (DOB: 05/ 31/ 1998). The caller explained to Lebanon Police dispatch personnel that she was at work when she received a text message from Samuel Ayres. Within the text message, Samuel stated he was going to kill her and included a photo of his hand pointing a handgun at the store. As she was receiving the messages, she called the Lebanon Police
Department. As officers began to arrive, Samuel Ayres messaged her again, telling her he could see the police cars. At this point, it was unknown if Samuel had made into the store or if he was in the parking lot.

As a precaution, Lebanon Police evacuated the entire area, including the store, and took the female caller to a safe location. Several law enforcement agencies including Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Albany Police Department arrived to assist in searching and clearing the building and surrounding areas. Several K-9 officers, who happened to be training in a neighboring city , also arrived and assisted in searching the area. During the police activity, it was learned Samuel Ayres had fled the area to an unknown locat ion .
Police continued the search , made sure the area was safe, and allowed the workers to return to Walmart.

On November 9th, Lebanon Police learned that Samuel Ayres was potentially at his residence on Del Rio Drive in Albany. As officers and detectives came into the area of the residence, Samuel Ayres was seen exiting his residence and getting into the passenger seat of a vehicle. The vehicle then drove away from the residence towards Lebanon . Lebanon officers were able to locate the vehicle on Denny School Road and executed a high-risk traffic stop due to the nature of threats Samuel had made the night prior, as well as the possibility that he may have been armed . It was at this time that Samuel Ayres was taken into custody without incident or injury. He was transported to the Lebanon Jail and will be transported to Linn County Jail on the following charges: Menacing (Domestic), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct II, Coercion, and Criminal Mischief II x2.

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