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Deputies: Residents fire warning shots to scare off suspect in Lincoln Co.

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Jeffrey Alan Rodgers mugshot (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Alan Rodgers mugshot (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Dashcam image of deputies arresting Rodgers. (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Dashcam image of deputies arresting Rodgers. (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
EDDYVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

A wild story out of Lincoln County, where one father took matters into his own hands after someone scared his daughter.

Lincoln Co. deputies responded to a report of a man breaking into a vehicle on Brush Trail Road near Eddyville, OR on Friday.

While responding, the caller told deputies the man left the area toward a neighbor's house followed by gunshots and screaming. The caller said the gunshots appeared to have come from an area of a school bus stop where a school bus was located and full of children.

Deputies located the man, Jeffrey Alan Rodgers, 22, from Dallas, OR, walking along Highway 20 and arrested him without incident. Deputies said Rodgers was not armed or injured, but was cold, wet and disoriented.

An investigation revealed the bus was not involved in the incident, but a child waiting for the bus was approached by Rodgers who frightened her causing her to run home. The father of the child fired a gun into the air to scare Rodgers away.

Deputies also learned the caller who reported Rodgers, saw Rodgers attempting to steal her vehicle and fired a warning shot into the air causing Rodgers to flee.

Deputies said further investigation revealed that Rodgers was involved in a pursuit by Benton County deputies on Wednesday and evaded capture in the area of Eddyville.

Rodgers was taken to the Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport where he is being treated for exposure and intoxication. When he is released from the hospital, he will be taken to Lincoln Co. Jail.

Rodgers is being charged with criminal mischief II, attempted unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful entry into a vehicle. His charges include a NO BAIL parole board warrant. His bail is set at $110,000.

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