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OSP Troopers Arrest Wanted Man Following 4 Hour Standoff Near Ontario
12/28/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a wanted Ontario man Wednesday afternoon following a four hour standoff at the man's business near Ontario. The man was captured by OSP troopers after he was spotted trying to sneak away from the building.
 
According to OSP Lieutenant Richard Pileggi, on December 28, 2011 at approximately 1:20 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) two OSP detectives and a trooper went to 1231 NW 20th Avenue to locate a man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant out of Umatilla County. The man, identified as DONALD EUGENE LEWIS, age 61, was wanted on a warrant for felony Fail to Appear on original charges of DUII, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
 
Upon arrival the officers were informed by the suspect's ex-wife and daughter that LEWIS was inside the business but refused to surrender. LEWIS was believed to be in possession of a handgun and possibly had access to other weapons.
 
OSP secured the area and requested response from the OSP SWAT team.
 
At approximately 5:05 p.m. OSP was able to make phone contact with LEWIS and he agreed to surrender in 45 minutes. About 30 minutes later LEWIS was spotted trying to sneak away from the building. He tried to run from OSP troopers through a neighboring yard but ran into a fence where he was immediately taken into custody without further incident.
 
OSP was assisted by Ontario City Public Works Department with blocking some area roads until the incident concluded.
 
LEWIS was lodged in the Malheur County Jail on the felony Umatilla County warrant.