Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On December 21, 2020 at approximately 1050 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a subject shooting at another person east of Redmond. The reporting person reported the subject was Thomas Cross and he was with Jenna Campbell. The two subjects were reported to be in a black and blue Ford Ranger.


A deputy located the vehicle in the area of NE 33rd and NE Oneil Hwy. The deputy attempted to stop the truck and the vehicle attempted to elude the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle for a short distance, but discontinued the pursuit due to safety concerns for the public. The deputy then located the Ford Ranger crashed in the area of NE Wilcox and NW Lambert Rd. The vehicle was unoccupied at that time. Law enforcement established a perimeter in the area.


Thomas Cross was contacted while walking down a nearby road and was taken into custody without incident.


Campbell was observed running in the area of NE Vaughn Avenue and later entered an occupied residence on Vaughn Rd. Campbell was later taken into custody.


Both subjects have been turned over to detectives from the Tri-County Major Incident Team.


This is still an active investigation. Further details of today’s incident will be released at a later time.


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Oregon State Police, Redmond Police Department, Bend Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


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 six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.