PRINEVILLE, OR -- Prineville Police first responded to a home near NW Seventh and Ewen Monday evening on a report of an intoxicated man who had shot and killed a dog. He'd also allegedly threatened a neighbor.
PPD and deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office tried to get the 65-year-old man to come out of his home, but he refused. The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) responded to the home and established contact with the suspect. He was taken into custody a short time later. During a search of the house, police found several guns and ammunition.
Jeffery Thrasher is charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Disorderly Conduct.