BANDON – A high risk fugitive was arrested after being on the run since 2015.
The warrant was served on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for West Beaver Hill Road in Bandon when the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT) developed information regarding the whereabouts of Kevin Lee Marshall, 48, of Bandon. Marshall had been a fugitive of justice since his conviction on assault and weapons charges.
“Because of the nature of the violent offenses Mr. Marshall was convicted of, a request was made to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office to use its Emergency Response Team (ERT),” a press release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office stated.
According to the press release, the ERT is a Sheriff’s Office administered multi-agency tactical team made from the Sheriff’s Office and Coos Bay Police and North Bend police departments. The tactical unit has been in operation since 1975.
Oregon State Police, Coquille Tribal Police and Coos Confederated Tribal Police assisted in the operation, as did Sheriff’s Office K-9 Odin and Coos Bay PD’s K-9 Dak.
After a briefing from ERT, the officers formed at an offsite location at 5:43 p.m. Marshall’s believed location on West Beaver Hill was surrounded by timberland and the property filled with travel trailers, junked cars, dilapidated homes, and numerous individuals.
“As the two squads of officers, some in full uniform and some in camouflage entered the property boundary, additional uniformed officers and deputies surrounded the property,” the release said.
When Marshall fled, Dak and his handler Officer Chris Krebs began to track him.
“During the execution of the warrant, two law enforcement officers were injured in accidents,” the release stated.
One of the injured officers included a two-year veteran from the Oregon State Police who broke his leg after falling down an incline. The second injured officer was a 17-year veteran from the Sheriff’s Office who sprained his ankle on the property.
After a short track, Marshall was arrested without further incident. This marks the fifth capture for Dak and Officer Krebs.
Marshall was transported to the Coos County Jail. He is being held on fail to appear warrants from 2015 and 2016, including Assault II, unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering another person, menacing, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of firearm, theft 1, and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.
Bail is set at $135,000, though several charges have no bail amount.
Video of arrest can be seen on the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myccso/.