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Man arrested after SWAT response

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was deployed to an incident on a property between Sisters and Bend in the early morning hours on Wednesday. A 49-year-old man was taken into custody on assault, menacing and weapon charges.

The sheriff’s office reports that deputies were dispatched at approximately 1:21 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, to a report of an assault at a residence in the 67000 block of Harrington Loop Road. Responding deputies learned Thomas Lingo had assaulted another person at the residence. It was reported that Lingo had pointed a firearm at the adult male victim. Lingo and the victim live on the same property, but not in the same residence.

DCSO deputies, along with City of Bend Police officers and an Oregon State Police trooper attempted to contact Lingo and were unsuccessful. DCSO SWAT Team members were called out to the location. The DCSO SWAT Team was able to assist the victim and other family members with safely leaving the property.

They were then able to take Lingo into custody and recover the firearm he possessed during the assault.

Lingo was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail where he was booked on charges of Assault 4, Menacing, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The City of Bend Police Department supported the operation with a drone and armored vehicle.


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