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Washington man arrested in robbery

Deputies with Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) arrested Dana Roy, a 42-year-old Washington resident, after he allegedly robbed a man camped off the 100 road spur at the west end of Sisters.

According to Sgt. Jason Wall of DCSO, deputies were dispatched to an unwanted- subject call at Mainline Station on Monday, February 7, at about 8 a.m. Staff reported a man was making concerning comments to the staff about houseless camps across Highway 20 on Forest Service land.

The location is near the Sisters city limits, and there are several camps of houseless people in this area. Deputies arrived quickly and identified the man as Dana Roy. Deputies made contact with Roy and then released him after he was identified and determined there was no probable cause for an arrest.

Deputies conducted additional interviews with people in homeless camps near the area and determined Roy had approached a man at his camp. Roy pointed what appeared to be a handgun and later brandished a knife at this man, and ordered him to give him two backpacks and his sleeping bag, which the camper complied with.

Roy took those items then went to another camp, cut a tarp and a tent, and ransacked the camp. Deputies searched the area and recovered the two stolen backpacks and the sleeping bag, which had been abandoned by Roy in the forest. Deputies also discovered the camp that had been damaged by Roy.

Based upon this information, deputies re-contacted Roy, who was still in the area, and put him in custody without incident. Roy was lodged at the DCSO jail on multiple charges: Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Theft in the Second Degree.

The handgun was later determined to be an airsoft pistol; it was not recovered by deputies.


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