Mar 31,2008 00:00
BEND, Ore. – A 49-year old Bend man was arrested Saturday evening and charged with two counts of attempted murder and nine other crimes when a domestic dispute turned potentially deadly and he allegedly fired a shotgun "at or in the general direction of" his son, wife, and a 15-year-old girl.
As deputies and an Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant were enroute to the scene, they received updated information that the father went back inside the home, got a shotgun, opened a window, pushed out the window screen and positioned himself just a few feet from his son’s car. He then allegedly fired one round from the shotgun, Bilyeu said.
When deputies and the OSP sergeant arrived, they secured the scene and contacted all involved parties.
Jeffrey Stogsdill was taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail in lieu of $280,000 bail, the news release stated. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful use of a firearm, menacing-domestic violence, menacing, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, fourth-degree assault, and two counts of pointing a firearm at another.
The investigation is continuing, Sgt. Bilyeu said.