Bend Man Arrested After Several Hit & Run Crashes and a Pursuit

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On July 31, 2019 at approximately 1:12AM, Deschutes County 911 received calls about a Chevrolet truck that crashed into parked cars in the area of the Tumalo Tavern. The 911 callers reported the driver of the truck fled the parking lot after the crashes and provided updated locations to dispatchers as it drove through Tumalo.

About 30 minutes earlier, the Bend Police Department was also investigating another hit and run crash at Jake's Diner in the City of Bend. The victim in that crash provided a description of the truck and driver that matched this same truck in Tumalo. During the investigation, it was determined this was indeed the same truck and driver.

A DCSO Deputy Sheriff attempted to stop the Chevrolet and a pursuit ensued through Tumalo and onto southbound Highway 97 from Tumalo Rd. The Chevrolet was damaged from the previous crashes and never exceeded 55mph.

The Chevrolet driver began driving towards the City of Bend where waiting DCSO Sheriff Deputies deployed spike strips at the Highway 97 and Cooley Rd intersection. The spikes are designed to puncture and slowly flatten tires when a vehicle is driven over them. In this case, the spike strips were successfully deployed and all four of the Chevrolet’s tires deflated, bringing the truck to a safe stop prior to the Robal Rd intersection.

After the truck stopped, DCSO Deputies, with the assistance of Oregon State Police Troopers and Bend Police Officers, conducted a high risk vehicle stop. The driver and sole occupant, Randall Richard Kilby, age 34, of Bend, Oregon was arrested without further incident. Highway 97 was briefly closed during the stop. No injuries were reported.

Kilby was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail on the following charges;
Parole Violation
Attempt to Elude – Felony
Criminal Mischief x2
Reckless Driving
Recklessly Endangering Another x3
Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run) x3
Driving While Criminally Revoked

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The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.