ON AIR NOW

America in the Morning

3:00am - 4:00am

Contact
Local News


BEND, OR -- A Bend man is under arrest for assaulting his ex-girlfriend with bear spray. 

 

Investigators say the woman entered her Tumalo home, at about noon Friday, to find 34-year-old Chad Marcus inside without permission. He allegedly sprayed her and made threatening statements before running from the house, leaving the spray and a collapsible police-style baton behind. 

 

The victim’s roommate called 911 and she was decontaminated by medics. Bear Spray is a type of pepper spray that can affect humans by causing temporary blindness, facial swelling and burning eyes and lungs.

 
Police immediately set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect, but they determined he had already left the area. A Deschutes County Deputy later talked with Marcus by phone and he agreed to turn himself in. He was booked at the Deschutes County Jail at about 4:30 p.m., Friday, on Menacing, Assault and Unlawful Use of Pepper Spray charges. 

Hide Comments

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • North 3rd St >< Division and O.B. Riley Rd, single lane N-Bound (6/15-8/30)
  • South 3rd St >< Wilson and Reed Ln, single lane closures South Bound 5a-2p (8/30)
  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.
  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)
  • Butler Market East-bound lane closed E of 4th St. for sewer construction. (12/17)