RICE VALLEY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, it received a report of a stolen four wheeler from a barn in the 800 block of Thurman Road.
Deputies and Oregon State troopers spotted the stolen vehicle, but were unable to pursue it due to the terrain. The suspected driver of the four wheeler, 24 year old Ryan Scevers, had a dog with him at the time.
About an hour and a half later at 10:10 a-m, detectives recieved a report from a resident in the 3000 block of Rice Hill Road, that they had just shot someone after a confrontation at their home. Deputies say Frank Hendrickson shot and killed a dog on his property that had been chasing animals.
Then a short time later, Scevers rode onto Hendrickson’s driveway in the stolen four wheeler and started shooting at Hendrickson and his wife Delilah Knight. One of the rounds Scever’s fired struck a window at the home knocking Knight to the ground. She was hospitalized for a suspected broken hip.
Another round fired by Scevers struck and killed Hendrickson’s dog. Hendrickson then returned fire, hitting Scevers. Scevers was declared dead on the scene.
No arrests have been made and the case will likely be presented to a Douglas County Grand Jury.