Bend woman arrested after driving into tent and striking neighboring camper

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On April 8, 2020, at about  8:43 p.m., Deschutes County 911 received a 911 call from Marlow who reported Hunnel had just driven her vehicle into Marlow's tent, striking her.  Several Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, deputies found a 1999 Dodge Caravan parked on top of a small (2-3 person) nylon tent.

The investigation revealed Marlow and Hunnel - who were both living in separate unimproved campsites in the China Hat Road area - had been involved in a previous dispute.  Hunnel got upset and drove her Dodge Caravan into the tent occupied by Marlow.  The Dodge stopped on top of the tent which pinned Marlow inside it.  Marlow was able to use a knife and cut herself free and exit the tent. 

Bend Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated Marlow at the scene for minor injuries.  She was not transported to the hospital.  Hunnel was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the above listed charges. 

Location: USFS land near milepost 2 on China Hat Road  

Arrested: Hunnel, Le Anna  Age: 64    Bend, Oregon

Charges:  Assault II, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing

Total bail: $70,000

Vehicle: Silver 1999 Dodge Caravan 

Victim: Marlow, Michelle  Age: 41     Bend, Oregon

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led 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.