Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a 19-year-old man and cited him for attempting to elude deputies investigating a burglary report Tuesday morning at Sisters Inn & Suites, 605 Arrowleaf.
Austin Mogan, of Sisters, surrendered after evading for nearly an hour pursuing deputies who set up a search perimeter and summoned a police dog, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Gotchy. Mogan was taken to St. Charles Bend, cited for misdemeanor offenses — including criminal trespass, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer — and released, Gotchy said.
The sheriff’s report alleging burglary, a felony, is on its way to the county District Attorney, Gotchy said Wednesday.
The sergeant said Mogan was not injured during the arrest but was being evaluated at the hospital.
Deputies arrived at 6:06 a.m. to a report that someone had burglarized a room and fled upstairs. The first officer to arrive saw Mogan in the Bi-Mart parking lot, but Mogan fled when approached, according to Gotchy’s account.
Black Butte Police officers and sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and a short time later spotted Mogan crossing Pine Street toward Hoyt’s Hardware. A deputy approached but Mogan, according to Gotchy, fled once more.
Mogan encountered a deputy a third time and fled, but eventually the sheriff’s K-9 Majetich and his handler, along with other deputies, stopped Mogan in a lumber yard, where he surrendered, according to Gotchy.