California man arrested after Myrtle Creek gun store burglary, pursuit

A Los Angeles man is behind bars after a brazen break-in at a Douglas County gun store on Sunday night.

Posted: Jul 20, 2020 12:34 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A Los Angeles man is behind bars after a brazen break-in at a Myrtle Creek gun store on Sunday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Around 9 p.m., dispatchers received a report of a man breaking into a gun shop in the 100-block of Storage Way in Myrtle Creek, apparently loading his vehicle up with guns and ammunition.

An officer with Myrtle Creek Police saw the suspect driving away as deputies arrived on the scene. When the deputies tried to stop the driver, he reportedly sped away onto I-5 southbound.

"The suspect lead law enforcement on a pursuit and briefly got away," DCSO said. "A short time later, the suspect vehicle was observed in a pullout near milepost 97."

Deputies brought in K9 "Ozzy" to help take the suspect into custody after he reportedly ran onto the freeway.

DCSO said that the suspect was identified as 29-year-old Dejan Anthony Sebastian of Los Angeles, California. Sebastian was charged with two counts of Burglary II, four counts of Theft I, Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, Attempt to Elude Police - Foot, and Disorderly Conduct.

Deputies said that they identified four guns that had been taken from the shop.

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