Knife threat brings arrest
- Madras Pioneer - News
> Following a fight in Redmond April 18, Raymond Tsumpti Jr., 30, of Warm Springs, was arrested on charges of holding a knife to another man's throat, according to a press release from the Redmond Police Department.
Redmond Police responded to the scene, where it was said Tsumpti had threatened Travis Howard, 27, with a knife after they argued.
However, Tsumpti had fled and was later spotted by Oregon State Police in Jefferson County on Highway 97 and Iris Lane.
The OSP trooper followed the suspect who was thought to be possibly traveling to Warm Springs in a rental car from Washington, and was reported to possibly be armed with a knife and an assault rifle.
After waiting for Redmond, Jefferson County, and Deschutes County officers, a perimeter was set up and the suspect was found hiding in his car and arrested by Redmond police during a high-risk take down.
Tsumpti was arrested on charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon and was held in Deschutes County Jail on a bail of $12,500.