DCSO: Suspect sought after traffic flagger assaulted in Bend

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of assaulting a traffic flagger last week in Bend.

According to Sgt. Aaron Harding, the incident happened July 9th as a crew prepared to transport a house near Butler Market Road and Hamehook Road necessitating the movement of power lines.

A traffic flagger, 55-year-old Teresa McGuire of Bend, was at this location and had traffic stopped for several minutes when a man tried to drive around her.

A dispute ensued when the McGuire attempted to stop the man, who was driving a dark-colored Jeep Wrangler.

The man exited his vehicle and assaulted the McGuire, causing injury, Harding said.

Witnesses attempted to stop the man from leaving but he was able to get back into his vehicle and drive away. He was last seen driving east on Butler Market Rd, towards the Powell Butte Hwy.

Bend Fire Department Paramedics responded and took McGuire to St. Charles Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a tall white male adult with a thick build wearing khaki pants.

He was driving a Jeep Wranger TJ which is dark in color, possibly black.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with information regarding this incident to call non-emergency dispatch at (541) 693-6911 and reference case #20-90193.




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