Man Calls For Ambulance–Shot & Arrested By Police

A Coos Bay man is in custody after allegedly brandishing a weapon in front of police. The Coos County Sheriffs office received a 911 call from an adult male requesting assistance on December 25th. The caller did not know the address so police traced the call to the end of Marple Lane in Bandon. The caller revealed his name as Charles Wayne Crum, records showed that Crum has a history of violence against police and had two outstanding warrants.

When police arrived, Crum ran from a trailer into the nearby bushes; the police officer waited for back-up. When additional police arrived, they called for Crum to come out, but there was no response. When police prepared to leave, Crum appeared from inside the trailer, reportedly presenting himself with a rifle. Police fired at Crum, hitting him in the arm. The Coos County District Attorneys office reports that Crum had received two non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his arm and was taken to Bay Area Hospital, before being taken into custody on the warrants. This is an on-going case.

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 and is filed under Local News.