October 12, 2017 4:30 p.m.
A Roseburg area man wanted by police following a recent standoff was arrested after a second standoff that lasted for close to four hours on Thursday.
Captain Bill Fugate of the Oregon State Police says that at about 8:45 a.m. an OSP trooper spotted a 2000 Suzuki Utility traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate Five south of Roseburg. The trooper clocked the vehicle at 89 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.
The SUV, operated by 60 year old Russell Scott, stopped in the parking lot of Fast Stop Market on Old Highway 99 South in the Green District. Captain Fugate says the trooper realized that the driver had multiple warrants for his arrest and had been in a recent standoff with Sutherlin Police. Fugate says that the trooper attempted to have Scott exit his vehicle but the man would not.
Additional units from OSP, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Winston Police came to the scene. Troopers communicated with Russell Scott in hopes of him voluntarily getting out of the vehicle and surrendering to police. Those attempts were not successful.
Due to previous threats to law enforcement, including indicating he wanted to die via “suicide by cop”, OSP SWAT Team members came from Springfield, Bend, Salem and Medford. Most units arrived at about 12:20 p.m.
Captain Fugate says once on the scene, negotiations failed and SWAT shot pepper spray projectiles into Scott’s vehicle. He surrendered and was taken into custody without incident at about 12:50 p.m.
Russell Scott was initially jailed on a number of warrants and is being held on $80,000 bail. Captain Fugate says additional charges from Thursday’s incident are pending.
A section of Old Highway 99 was closed while police were on the scene. Some nearby businesses closed as well.
Russell Scott was in a standoff with Sutherlin Police in September but was eventually allowed to leave the scene, without being detained.