Cape Arago Hwy., CCSO release – On May 22nd, 2019 at 7:43 PM, Deputies with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling near Cape Arago Highway and Wildahl Lane in Coos Bay. Deputies spotted a vehicle that is commonly associated with 38 year old Jimmie Rozier, who at the time had warrants out for his arrest. The Deputy’s followed the vehicle into the Davey Jones parking lot and made contact with the occupants. As one of the Deputies was approaching the front passenger side of the vehicle, Jimmie exited the vehicle and began running on foot. The Deputy advised Jimmie he was under arrest and to stop running multiple times. Jimmie continued to run. The Deputy discharged his Taser at Jimmie with no effect. Jimmie continued to run. The deputy discharged his Taser again with no effect. Jimmie stopped near some garbage dumpsters in the Seaport RV park and was ordered by the Deputy multiple times to get on the ground. Jimmie would not comply and began running again. A civilian used her car door and opened it as Jimmie and the Deputy were running by, striking Jimmie on the left side. Jimmie continued to run. The Deputy deployed pepper spray at Jimmie who then stopped running and got on the ground. The Deputy advised Jimmie not to make any further movements. Jimmie made a sudden movement to get up and more pepper spray was deployed. Jimmie finally gave up and was taken into custody without further incident. Jimmie was booked and lodged at the Coos County Jail for Parole warrant and Escape in the Third Degree. Jimmie is being held without bail.
Bay Park Ln., CCSO release – On May 23rd, 2019, at approximately 1:35 AM, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a fight which was occurring in a neighboring tent on the back portion of a property in Coos Bay. Deputies contacted 42 year old Ely Holmes and Crystal Holmes, the occupants of the tent. Deputies were advised Ely and Crystal had gotten into a verbal argument because of a cat running across Crystal’s face. When Crystal was asked to step out of the tent to talk to Deputies, Deputies observed a large bruise with swelling near her right eye. Deputies determined the injury had been caused by Ely in the course of the argument. Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree is a mandatory arrest in the state of Oregon. Although Crystal did not want be a victim and interfered with the investigation, Ely was taken into custody without further incident.
Ely was transported to the Coos County Jail where he was booked and lodged for Assault in the Fourth Degree.