Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
OSP Arrests Man on Attempted Murder Charges Related to Lane County Officer Involved Shooting
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Photograph link valid for 30 days - Source: Lane County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Eugene-area man Monday night on attempted murder charges related to a September 2008 incident in which he shot at Lane County sheriff deputies after they responded to a call of a suicidal person at an area residence.
On November 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. OSP Detective Andy Kenyon arrested NATHAN MILES DIX, age 31, at a Eugene motel related to an arrest warrant issued following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury. DIX was lodged in the Lane County Jail on two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon Against a Person.
The arrest followed an investigation into a September 1, 2008 incident in which Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to 106 Bauer Lane related to a report of a suicidal person armed with a shotgun. When deputies arrived, DIX exited the home and fired at two deputies in the driveway. The deputies returned fire, striking and injuring DIX. Following the shooting, DIX was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital at RiverBend where he was treated until his recent discharge.
The Lane County District Attorney's Office advises an arraignment will be scheduled today, November 18th, at 1:30 p.m.
No further information regarding the investigation will be released without approval from the district attorney's office.