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MADRAS, OR -- A Jefferson County man was arrested this week, in connection with a December 30th altercation at a downtown Madras parking lot. Madras Police say it started with an argument inside a tavern that spilled into the lot near Fourth and D Street. 


They believe 28-year-old Daniel Frank Gilbert got a gun from a car; during the fight, it was knocked out of his hand, dislodging the magazine. Officers arrived before he could reload and he allegedly tossed the weapon and walked across the street. Gilbert was found sitting behind a car with a knife wound to his chest, which was later determined to be self-inflicted. 
Investigators later learned the gun Gilbert used was stolen from a car involved in a crash in Warm Springs. On Monday, Warm Springs Police arrested Gilbert; he was booked at the Jefferson County Jail on a number of charges, including theft, attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. Madras PD says they expect a charge of initiating a false report will be added. 

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