Transient wanted after gunshots fired during dispute

A 47-year-old transient is wanted for questioning after firing a gun during a dispute near Redmond early Monday morning, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Deschutes County dispatch received a call about 5 a.m. from a woman at a transient camp just east of the NE 17th and Hemlock Ave intersection.

Sgt. Shawn Heierman said the woman reported a physical dispute over a stolen utility trailer and said gunshots were fired during the dispute between the victim, 60-year-old David Ybarra and suspect, Earl Noble.

Several members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office along with DCSO Swat, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department and Oregon State Police arrived to help with the evacuation of the camp residents and to secure and search the area for Noble.

Heierman said Noble left the area shortly after law enforcement arrived. Ybarra suffered minor injuries.

Noble is wanted for questioning about the incident and should be considered armed and dangerous, Heierman said.

Please call 911 to report any information regarding Noble’s whereabouts or this incident. Noble is also wanted on burglary, assault, menacing and other charges.

This investigation is on-going and further information will be released when appropriate.



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