LA PINE, OR -- On Tuesday night at about 8:25, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy attempted to stop an off-road motorcycle for traffic violations near the intersection of Amber Lane and Big Timber Drive. The motorcycle sped away.
About 10 minutes later, 911 received a report of a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Day Road and Snowberry Lane.
A second Sheriff's DCSO Deputy arrived and provided medical aid. The rider, 32 year old Anthony Lee Scott, of La Pine, was transported to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators learned the motorcycle was stolen earlier this year from residence in McMinnville. Scott was cited for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempting to Elude – Felony, Reckless Driving and released. Police say citations-in-lieu of custody are often used when people are charged with certain misdemeanor or felony offenses, are too unhealthy or ill for jail, they require emergent medical or mental health care at a hospital or other unusual circumstances. However, a citation-in-lieu of custody is still an “arrest” and does not discount the seriousness of the alleged crimes.