CCSO release – On July 19, 2018 at about 2:15 pm, Coos County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the end of Joe Ney Lane in the Charleston area of Coos County regarding a suspicious vehicle. A county road department employee said a black BMW was parked at the end of Joe Ney Lane by the old county dump which has a locked gate. When the deputies arrived in the area, they were unable to locate the vehicle. A few minutes later, a deputy observed the vehicle on Crown Point Road headed towards Libby Lane. When the deputy got behind the vehicle, it accelerated at a high rate of speed and using his radar the deputy saw a speed reading of 65 Miles per Hour (MPH) in a 30 MPH zone. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle began to flee. The vehicle continued onto Cape Arago Highway, failing to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Libby Lane. A single deputy began to give chase. The vehicle turned onto Boat Basin Road and then onto the gravel portion Coos Head Road. The vehicle then turned off the gravel portion and onto the paved portion near the old Coos Head Navel base. An officer from Confederated Trial Police was in the area heading west from Cape Arago Highway toward the old naval base. The black BMW vehicle pulled onto the road and began driving straight at the Tribal officer. The Tribal officer attempted to get out of the road by veering to the right and the BMW collided with his patrol car. The driver of the BMW fled on foot from the car and into the brush. As deputies arrived on scene with several other officers from adjoining jurisdictions they established a perimeter. There were three other occupants in the vehicle, who were detained during the investigation. One of the passengers, Alysha Browning, had warrants for her arrest out of Washington County and she was arrested for those warrants. Deputies requested the assistance of a K9 and Coos County Sheriff’s Office K9 Odin was dispatched to the scene. K9 Odin tracked for about 20 minutes, through typical south coast vegetation. The K9 and its team were crawling at points as they went about a mile and a half, north through Bureau of Land Management property and onto University of Oregon property in close proximity to the back of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology before locating the suspect. When the deputies attempted to arrest the suspect, he became aggressive and resisted their efforts and punched K9 Odin during the struggle. Ultimately the suspect was taken under control and apprehended. The driver who had fled was identified as Ronald Evans Jr, 38 years old of Coos Bay. Evans was arrested for the above listed charges. Evans was taken to Bay Area Hospital for medical treatment, and then taken to the Coos County Jail, where he was booked and lodged on $165,000.00 bail. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Oregon State Police, Confederated Tribal Police, North Bend Police and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uniformed Federal Law Enforcement officer.