BEND, OR -- Despite executing search warrants at two locations, investigators say they have not located the man suspected in a fatal downtown Bend shooting. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office took over the case, after Bend Police discovered the Chief is related to a witness to the shooting that occurred just after midnight Thursday.
DCSO says 20-year-old Caleb Joseph Cegers is the primary suspect. The SWAT team searched a location on Astro Place, near Brookswood Blvd, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A second search warrant was executed on Cackler Lane, off Butler Market, at 3 a.m. Friday. Cegers was not found in either search.
However, they arrested 21-year-old Sadie Cole, of Bend, on Assault IV, Hindering Prosecution and Criminal Mischief charges. DCSO tells KBND News she is Cegers' girlfriend and is accused of helping him leave the scene of the shooting.
They've also identified the victim in the shooting as 33-year-old Taylor Shae Wyss, of Redmond.
Anyone with information on Cegers' whereabouts is asked to call 911; he is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.