On 10/25/21 at about 11:00am, a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the area of the Whitely Boat Landing near River Rd. observed a black Nissan Altima that had been previously reported as stolen. The vehicle was parked and a male, identified as 36 year old Nicholas Christopher Jenkins, was standing next to it. The deputy recognized Jenkins from previous law enforcement contacts. Deputies were able to establish reasonable suspicion that Jenkins was involved with the stolen vehicle and made contact with him. As they attempted to detain him, Jenkins punched one of the deputies in the face, striking the deputy near his eye. Deputies were able to effectively deploy a Taser on Jenkins and get him into custody. Methamphetamine paraphernalia was located in Jenkins’ pocket. Jenkins was evaluated by medics then transported and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. The deputy received minor injuries but was able to complete the remainder of his shift.