Deputies arrest armed man in Depoe Bay

A search revealed a black "BB Gun" handgun in the Newport man's possession.

Posted: May. 4, 2018 1:00 PM

DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a man with a covered head and face displaying a gun outside a local store in Depoe Bay.

Kim Nye, 49, of Newport was detained at gunpoint and taken into custody on the charge of disorderly conduct. A standard safety search revealed a black “BB Gun” handgun in his possession, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses advised the deputies that the man walked away from the store and crossed Highway 101 from East to West before returning to his original location and that he was causing a traffic hazard on the highway. Deputies located Nye on the West side of the highway near NW Sunset Street.

Highway 101 was briefly closed during the incident and no injuries were reported.

Bail has been set at $10,000.

Oregon State Police assisted the sheriff’s office in the incident.

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