EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane County Sheriff's Office reported two incidents of shots fired calls overnight and into Saturday morning, both involving suspects that needed to be convinced to come out of their residences.
The following incidents under LCSO jurisdiction overlapped with only a few people on the clock overnight at the Sheriff's Office. Deputies responding to these incidents required backup from the Oregon State Police Department and the Eugene Police Department.
In the first call, LCSO deputies responded to a call about a possible assault and the illegal firing of a shotgun in north Eugene on Silver Lane at around 9:40 p.m. Friday night.
After officers got to the location the man who fired the shotgun, later identified as David Clayton Bevier, locked himself and other residents living at the home inside, LCSO said. An initial investigation at the scene confirmed that Bevier, a 31-year-old Eugene man, fired two shotgun rounds in close range of other residents at the house.
Deputies tried calling Bevier and the other people inside, but no one answered the land line phone.
Over the next few hours four other people managed to leave the home safely. Deputies tried to reason with Bevier, but he still refused to come out.
LCSO officials threatened to toss teargas canisters into the home, which prompted Bevier to surrender and leave the home at about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Bevier was charged with multiple crimes including reckless endangerment, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, menacing and physical harassment. He is being lodged at the Lane County Jail.
Later in the evening LCSO was called to a home off of Highway 99 south of Creswell.
At around 11:20 p.m. Friday dispatchers received a call that armed people were trying to break into Scott Francis Purdy's apartment. 61-year-old Purdy said that he believed these people had held him captive inside his apartment a few hours earlier.
LCSO deputies arrived on-scene to find that no one was trying to enter Purdy's apartment. Officials said that Purdy was still yelling at intruders to get out, and fired shots from inside his apartment.
Purdy had to be convinced that police had truly arrived at the apartment complex; he exited his apartment shortly thereafter.
Investigators said that there was no evidence that a break in had occurred. Purdy had fired at least four shots out of his apartment through the door and windows, with the bullets flying towards Highway 99 and residences across the roadway.
Purdy was taken into custody before being transported to Sacred Heart at Riverbend for a mental health evaluation.
He has not been criminally charged at this point.