North Bend murder suspect faces multiple charges

Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier provided updates on the North Bend murder suspect on Sunday morning.

Posted: Jun 20, 2021 11:43 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2021 8:47 PM

NORTH BEND, Ore.--- Officials said 30-year-old Oen Nicholson is facing multiple charges including 6 counts of first degree murder, one count of second degree attempted murder, one count of first degree assault and two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons.

They said this does not mean there are 6 murdered victims but he is facing these charges due to the legal reasons behind how he allegedly murdered the victims.

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Officials said Nicholson turned himself into authorities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. There was no incident or trouble taking him into custody, according to officials.

They believe Nicholson drove from Lane County to Wisconsin. 

Security on the arrest warrant was set at $7 million.

Nicholson will be making a court appearance in Wisconsin within the next couple of days, officials said.

The extradition process will then begin. Nicholson can waive extradition and return to Oregon, which officials said would be a quick process. He does have the right to contest extradition. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said officials anticipate Nicholson will be transported back to Oregon but don't know when that will be.

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Officials also said 73-year-old Linda Oyster remains in critical condition at RiverBend Hospital.

They believe one other victim, 83-year-old Charles Nicholson, is the father of the suspect.

Several agencies assisted in this case including Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police, Coos Bay Police, Coquille Tribal Police, Oregon State Police and Salem Police.

There are potential connections to the case of a Springfield woman who was located Sunday morning, officials said.

They are referring any questions about this connection to Lane County authorities.

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This comes after police confirmed 34-year-old Laura Johnson was found safe in Wisconsin.

Officials said she was last seen exiting her place of employment in Springfield on June 18 at around 12:30 p.m.

They said she walked to her vehicle, left for her lunch break and then never returned back.

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