A 34-year-old La Pine man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly assaulting his disabled friend with pepper spray and dousing him with gas before tossing his prosthetic leg into the woods, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies on Tuesday were called to a remote forested area near Reed Road and Darlene Way in La Pine around 8 p.m. on a report of an assault.
Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp said deputies arrived and determined Troy Kenneth Dahl and the victim were acquaintances and had been in an on-going argument.
The two men continued to argue while driving in Dahl’s Chevrolet Tahoe.
Dahl drove the truck into a nearby wooded area where he began assaulting the victim with pepper spray and punches before removing the victim’s prosthetic leg and throwing it into the nearby woods, Vander Kamp said.
Dahl then poured gasoline on the victim and threatened to light him on fire using a cigarette lighter. Dahl did not light the victim on fire.
Vander Kamp said Dahl put the victim and his prosthesis in the trunk area of his SUV and drove victim to his relative’s house where Dahl dumped the victim in the middle of Cassidy Drive.
Dahl rang the victim’s relative’s doorbell and left the area. The victim’s relative called 911 after finding the victim in the road.
The victim sustain non-life threatening injuries and sought his own medical treatment.
Deputies searched the area and found Dahl’s Chevrolet without Dahl. A Search Warrant was obtained and the truck was seized for evidence processing.
The next day Dahl voluntarily surrendered to Deputies and was arrested.
He was jailed on charges of second-degree assault, menacing, driving while suspended, coercion and unlawful use of a stun gun/pepper spray.