LOS ANGELES MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING GUN SHOP BURGLARY, PURSUIT
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - A California man who burglarized a Myrtle Creek gun shop and stole several firearms is in custody after a pursuit.
On Sunday, July 19, 2020, shortly before 9:00 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a male who had broken into a gun shop in the 100-block of Storage Way in Myrtle Creek and was loading his vehicle with firearms and ammunition.
As deputies were responding, a Myrtle Creek Police Officer observed the suspect vehicle leave. Deputies attempted to stop the driver, when he accelerated and entered Interstate 5 southbound.
The suspect lead law enforcement on a pursuit and briefly got away. A short time later, the suspect vehicle was observed in a pullout near milepost 97.
K9 Ozzy assisted taking the suspect into custody as he ran into the freeway.
The suspect was identified as 29 year-old Dejan Anthony Sebastian of Los Angeles, California. Sebastian was charged and lodged in the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on the following charges:
- Burglary II x2 (C Felony)
- Theft I x4 (C Felony)
- Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle (C Felony)
- Reckless Endangering (A Misdemeanor)
- Attempt to Elude Police - Foot (B Misdemeanor)
- Disorderly Conduct (B Misdemeanor)
Deputies identified four firearms which were stolen from the gun shop.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Myrtle Creek Police Department, Roseburg Police Department and the Oregon State Police.