01/26/2011

Police search homes for Oregon shooting suspect

25-man SWAT team has searched more than 250 houses

Associated Press

WALDPORT, Ore. — A 25-man SWAT team has searched more than 250 houses in Waldport on the Oregon coast in the manhunt for a 43-year-old Portland man suspected of shooting and critically wounding a Lincoln City police officer.

Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda said Wednesday morning that 30 percent of the houses his team has searched are vacant.

He said some rental or vacation homeowners have called local police to ask them to search the properties for David Anthony Durham.

A warrant issued Tuesday for Durham included aggravated attempted murder charges after police say he shot Lincoln City Police Officer Steven Dodds on Sunday night, then sped south until his truck was stopped in Waldport and Durham fled into the woods.

Police have allowed residents in the search area to return home.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Back to previous page