EUGENE, Ore. — Some residents were forced to wait out in the cold for hours late Friday night while Lane County deputies attempted to coax a man out from his home.
Deputies were called out to a residence on Silver Lane about an armed dispute just before 10 p.m. The standoff went on for hours. Only after being threatened with tear gas did 31-year-old David Bevier finally surrender around 1 a.m.
At the exact same time, a standoff in Creswell was also happening. Deputies said with their very limited staff, the situation could have ended differently.
“With the addition of the state police, we were able to get that one in hand. However, either one of these cases could have went sideways in which case more resources would have been needed,” said Lt. Spence Slater with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
Bevier, a previously convicted felon, was booked into Lane County Jail on several charges including possession of a restricted firearm and reckless endangering.
No one was injured in either situation.