BEND, OR -- A Bend man wanted in connection with a prior domestic assault was arrested Tuesday without incident. Friday afternoon, Bend Police responded to a report of an assault at a home on Northeast 12th. Ryan Atkins allegedly tried to keep a woman from calling 911 to report that he’d previously assaulted her. The victim is described as a 43-year-old Redmond woman. The CERT team activated and closed streets in the area for a short time, but Atkins escaped.
Law enforcement contacted 45-year-old Atkins at the Mt. Bachelor Motel Tuesday morning, where he was taken into custody. He's charged with Assault IV, Coercion, Interfering with a 911 Call, Criminal Mischief II and Tampering with a Witness.