Man arrested after running from the deputy and giving false name

Coos County Sheriff's Office

On March 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Sgt. Slater from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling on Seven Devils Road near milepost 12 when he saw a man he knew had valid warrants for his arrest. 

Sgt. Slater attempted to contact Brian R. Williams (45) of Bandon at the location. Brian subsequently fled on foot into the brush surrounded by garbage. Dispatch confirmed the warrants while Sgt. Slater removed K9 Cena to track for Brian.

K9 Cena tracked to the back of the property, into the brush, and down a steep drainage, where she located Brian hiding in a small hole in the side of the hill. Brian was taken into custody at this time. When asked for his name, Brian responded with, “Casey,” and then became irate. 

It was learned that Brian was also on abscond status regarding his probation; however, this could not be confirmed at the time. The warrants were confirmed, and Brain was transported to the Coos County Jail on the additional charge of false info to a police officer. Brian was later released on citation. 

This marks K9 Cena’s 27th criminal apprehension.