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Three Arrested After RV Fire, Shooting Near China Hat

BEND, OR -- Three people face numerous charges after the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office says they tried to steal an RV parked in a transient camp off China Hat Road over the weekend. The vehicle belonged to a man who had recently died and was unoccupied.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the trio was in such a rush to take the trailer, they didn't retract the stabilizing jacks or slides and, "The recreational vehicle became stuck while attempting to navigate the narrow winding paths" off China Hat Road. At that point, two other campers jumped into the bed of the pickup. Rosey Olson reportedly broke out the rear window and threw things out of the truck bed, in an effort to stop the suspects. One person inside the truck began firing shots from a handgun, striking Olson in the shoulder. 

Investigators say the RV was then lit on fire as the suspects unhitched and drove off. Olson was taken to the hospital where law enforcement was notified and began investigating. She was later released. 

Edward Baer, Kayla Grigsby and Tristan Hoelscher, all listed as transients, are accused of Robbery, Assault, Theft and other charges. They were arrested at a home in La Pine. 


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