83 Year-Old Woman Assaulted, Son Arrested

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - An 83 year-old woman is hospitalized after being assaulted by her son. 

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 12:10 PM, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200-block of Old County Lane for a report of a female who was in need of medical attention. Upon their arrival, deputies found Twila Dunsmore inside of the residence suffering from significant injuries.

Dunsmore was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. 

Detectives began an investigation and determined that Twila Dunsmore was held against her will and assaulted throughout the night by her live-in son, 58 year-old Clay Dunsmore. 

Clay Dunsmore was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: 
  • Kidnapping I
  • Assault I
  • Assault II
  • Menacing
Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time.