Police arrest barricaded man near Cottage Grove

Officials said the man was arrested around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Posted: May 29, 2021 1:13 PM
Updated: May 29, 2021 3:12 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. --- Lane County Sheriff's Office arrested 30-year-old Samuel McElmeel on Saturday morning after he was reported to be barricaded at a residence near Cottage Grove.

Police said McElmeel called 911 and threatened violence against officers. They said McElmeel seemed determined to get police to his residence.

McElmeel was also reported to be swinging sticks and kicking at passing vehicles, officials said.

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McElmeel is lodged at Lane County Jail and charged with one count of improper use of 911 and one count of 2nd degree disorderly conduct along with what the Lane county Sherriff's officers described as "numerous" other charges. They have yet to disclose the nature of those charges.

This incident happened on the 76000 block of Blue Mountain School Road.

Officials said the area is now safe and clear.

This is a developing story. Stay with KEZI for the latest.

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