December 14, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the help of Sutherlin police, arrested a Colorado man Thursday night on several charges including Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest after responding to a report that a Greyhound bus had to stop along Interstate 5 about four miles south of Rice Hill because of the man's behavior.
According to Sergeant Dave Randall, on December 13, 2012 at approximately 10:34 p.m., two OSP troopers and a Sutherlin police officer responded to the report of a disorderly, intoxicated man smoking on a Greyhound bus stopped southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 144. Upon arrival, the man, identified as JUAN ANTONIO AVILA, age 36, from Denver, Colorado, came outside the bus and took up a fighting stance toward the officers as he refused their verbal commands. The three officers had to physically take AVILA into custody as he resisted them before he was handcuffed and restrained. No injuries were reported to the officers or AVILA.
AVILA was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges:
* Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* Interfering with Public Transportation
* Resisting Arrest
* Interfering with a Police Officer
There is no information about where the bus was enroute to or how many people were on the bus at the time of the incident.