UPDATE: Police Capture Colorado Fugitive Wanted for Local Assault

A Colorado fugitive wanted on domestic violence and assault charges in Bend was captured Monday night, ending a five-hour, multi-agency manhunt.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that 38-year-old Michael Young was arrested after he showed up at a home on Bunchgrass Place, off Bredetich Loop, and asked the homeowner if he could use the phone.

The homeowner was aware of the ongoing search in the area and called police.

Michael Young


The incident started around 1:10 p.m. after 911 got a call regarding a dispute in a green Chevy van on Neff Road east of Bend. The caller reported a female from inside the van was seen screaming and attempting to get out but was grabbed and pulled back in by the driver.

According to a release, the vehicle soon passed two deputies on Hamby Road who noticed the door open and close. The van drove away, traveling south on Hamby onto Fletcher Lane. The deputies attempted to overtake the van at the end of Fletcher Lane, but as they caught up to the van, the man ran away. A 26-year-old woman and a child under the age of two were found safe inside the van.

A perimeter was set up with the help of Bend Police, Oregon State Police and the U.S. Forest Service. Bend PD and the DCSO deployed three K9 teams and two drones as well.

After an extensive search, Young initially was not found.

Young is wanted in Colorado on weapons, burglary and domestic violence charges. He was also wanted on new charges in Deschutes County including kidnapping, assault, felony domestic violence, reckless driving and felon in possession of a firearm.





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