Scott Doggett, 51, of unincorporated Milwaukie was transported to an area hospital for evaluation this week after deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office subdued the reportedly suicidal man who was armed with a handgun.
On Aug. 5 at about 5 p.m., CCSO received several reports in the 7800 block of Overland Street, indicating that Doggett was intoxicated and that his family was with him, trying to reason with him.
Sgt. Paul Coleman said CCSO believes Doggett was one of the people who called 911, reporting there was a man down in the street, in an apparent attempt to force a confrontation with police.
As CCSO deputies were responding, another caller reported the man had discharged a firearm. Doggett left his residence on foot heading toward Southeast 82nd Avenue.
"Thanks to the coordinated response by sheriff's deputies, Mr. Doggett was contained by law enforcement personnel," Coleman said. "Mr. Doggett refused to comply with deputies' commands, and physically resisted being taken into custody. However, after a short struggle, he was safely brought under control and handcuffed."
Once deemed stable by medical professionals, Doggett was arrested on his warrant and charges of unlawful use of a weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, Coleman reminds the public that the Clackamas County Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week by calling 503-655-8585. Call 911 if it is an emergency.