Dexter, Ore. – This morning shortly prior to 8:00am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a male that was trespassing in the 83000 blk of Williamson Ln. in Dexter.
The male was identified by the caller as 27-year-old Taylor Clyde Williams. While enroute, deputies learned that Williams had multiple warrants out for his arrest, including one for a parole violation on an unlawful use of a weapon charge.
A Lane County Sheriff’s deputy observed Williams walking on Hwy. 58. The deputy advised Williams multiple times that he was under arrest, however Williams continued to try and walk away. The deputy waited until backup arrived prior to trying to take Williams into physical custody.
An Oregon State Police trooper arrived at which time they attempted to place Williams into custody. Williams, standing in the middle of Hwy. 58, became physically combative and bit the deputy, causing injury to his finger. Other units were able to respond and eventually get Williams into custody without other serious injury.
Both the deputy and Williams were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Williams will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on his warrants along with new charges including Assault on a Public Safety Officer. (To see some of Williams’ past charges click here. ~LCM)
News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 16th, 2023 12:00 PM