Bulletin Staff Report

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Colorado man Monday night after the man escaped a search by several law enforcement agencies lasting the afternoon.

At about 7:50 p.m., Michael David Young, 38, was taken into custody by a sheriff’s office detective after he showed up at residence on Bunchgrass Place and asked the homeowner if he could use the phone, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The homeowner knew about the ongoing search for Young and notified law enforcement.

Young sparked a multiagency manhunt Monday afternoon in east Bend after he ran from police after a reported domestic violence incident.

The search began when a person near the intersection of Hamby and Neff roads reported seeing a “rolling domestic” dispute and a woman attempting to flee a vehicle driven by Young. A short time later, Young reportedly drove by two Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, who followed him. He turned down Fletcher Road, off Hamby Road, and fled from the officers, said Sgt. William Bailey of the sheriff’s office.

A 26-year-old woman and a child younger than 2 were found safe inside the vehicle.

Police found a weapon in his vehicle, which heightened the stakes.

“We had every reason to believe he was armed,” Bailey said.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Police and the U.S. Forest Service helped in the search. Three dog teams and two drones were also deployed.

Young was wanted on outstanding warrants from Colorado, as well as on suspicion of new charges in Deschutes County, including second-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree assault, coercion, felon in possession of a firearm, violation of a restraining order, reckless endangering and reckless driving.

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