DCSO Searching for a Bend Man After Early Morning Pursuit

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/25/18 

On December 25, 2018 at approximately 6:05AM, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy conducted a traffic stop with a grey 2016 Dodge Ram pick-up truck for a traffic violation. The DCSO Deputy contacted the driver, who provided a false identification.

During the traffic stop, the DCSO Deputy was able to identify the driver as Freddy Ayala, age 27 of Bend, Oregon after searching databases. The DCSO Deputy re-contacted Ayala at the driver’s window and attempted to arrest him for Driving While Criminally Suspended. Ayala sped away.

DCSO Deputies and Bend Police Officers pursued Ayala for several blocks until the pursuit discontinued in the interest of public safety.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance locating Mr. Ayala’s whereabouts. He is known to frequent the Bend and Prineville areas. Ayala is a Hispanic male, 5’08, 180 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. His last name, “Ayala”, is tattooed on the back of his neck. (Photos Attached)

Please contact the Deschutes County 911 Non-Emergency dispatch (541-693-6911) with any information about Ayala’s whereabouts. Reference DCSO Case # 18-398411 Do not contact or attempt to detain Mr. Ayala.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.