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Bend Police Capture Second Fugitive After Chase


The second of two Bend men wanted in a recent assault and robbery was located by police Friday night and tried to run away but was soon spotted again and taken into custody,officers said. The driver of a car he was riding in was arrested and a gun, allegedly his, was found hidden along the path he’d run, they added.

The arrest of Adam Lee Davenport, 26, came two days after fellow suspect Brandon Will, also 26, was found hiding in the rafters of a barn in Nampa Idaho. Both men face charges in a July 14 attack on a man visiting the J.J. Court Apartments in northeast Bend.

Sgt. TomPine said of Will, “Based on media coverage and our attempts to catch him, he probably thought Bend wasn’t a good place to be.”

Shortly before 9:30 Friday night, an officer spotted a car in the area of Northeast First Street and Greeley Avenue, and recognized Davenport was the passenger, said police Lt. Ken Stenkamp.

When the officer tried to contact Davenport, he began to walk away, Stenkamp said. The officer told Davenport he was under arrest, and at that point he ran away.

The officer provided other officers responding to the scene with the suspect’s description and direction of travel, Stenkamp said.

Area resident Denise Revard said Saturday, “I saw the one officer going pretty fast with his lights and sirens, and thenI saw four cars whenI came back down First Street.”

Soon, Davenport was spotted running in the area of First and Franklin Avenue, and after a short foot chase was taken into custody, Stenkamp said.

The car’s driver, Sasha Marie Rippy, 26, of Terrebonne, was arrested on a charge of hindering prosecution. She was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and released early Saturday after meeting release criteria, a jail officer said.

“Detectives had obtained information during the investigation that Davenport was in possession of a handgun,” Stenkamp said in a news release.

After Davenport’s arrest, Bend Police K-9 “Amor” was deployed, and a handgun was found hidden along the path Davenport had taken, Stenkamp said.

Davenport was lodged at thejail, held without bail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and third-degree escape, along with outstanding warrants for a parole violation and failure to appear in court on a hit-and-run charge.

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