Salem Man Arrested After Attempting to Gain Control of Deputy’s Firearm

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SUTHERLIN, Ore. – A Salem man was arrested and charged with attempted assault on a public safety officer Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, shortly before 5:00 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls of a male who had stripped his clothing and was wondering around nude on the side of the road in the 4000-block of Nonpareil Road. Deputies, along with officers from the Sutherlin Police Department, responded to the area and located the man.

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The male was identified as 36-year-old Keith Daniel Donald of Salem, Oregon. Deputies attempted to communicate with Donald without success. While the deputy was attempting to assist by determining if there was someone they could call for Donald, he lunged at the deputy and attempted to gain control of the firearm on their duty belt. Donald then turned his attention to another officer on scene and attempted to gain control of that officer’s firearm. Donald was subdued by law enforcement officers and taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Donald was lodged at the Douglas County Jail and lodged on the following charges:

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Attempted Assault on Public Safety Officer x2
Disorderly Conduct II

News Release from Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 5th, 2023 2:29 PM

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