A man suspected of killing three people in North Bend Friday morning has turned himself in to authorities in Wisconsin.
North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman announced in a brief statement Sunday that 30-year-old Oen Evan Nicholson had turned himself in. The announcement came less than 12 hours after police publicly identified Nicholson as the suspect in the killings.
A more detailed press briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. at North Bend City Hall.
“There’s a lot of work left to be done, but I want to thank every agency involved for their diligent work and the work of their personnel,” Kappelman said.
Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier identified Nicholson as the suspect in the triple homicide Saturday night. Nicholson was previously a resident of California, but is believed to have been living in the North Bend area since at least October, Frasier said.
Nicholson is suspected of running over two people near a casino, killing one of them, shooting and killing someone inside a marijuana dispensary and killing a third person before fleeing in their truck.
Frasier on Saturday identified Charles Simms Nicholson, 83, as the person found deceased in a trailer at an RV park at the Mill Casino. Authorities believe Oen Nicholson is the son of Charles Nicholson.
Frasier identified the person fatally struck at the RV park as Anthony Oyster, 74. His wife, Linda Oyster, 73, was also struck and remained in critical condition at a hospital Sunday morning, Frasier said.
Jennifer L. Davidson, 47, of Coos Bay was identified as the person killed at Herbal Choices cannabis shop.
Authorities found the stolen Dodge truck Friday near the small community of Noti, which is about halfway between Florence and Eugene on Oregon 126. The truck had been set ablaze, Frasier said.
Frasier encouraged anyone with information about the case to contact the North Bend Police Department.
— Ardeshir Tabrizian; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-929-3053; @ardytabrizian