At 6:35 p.m., on December 29, an officer was dispatched to 1500 Coburg Road to check the welfare of a man, later identified as Christopher James Koehn, age 39, of Eugene. Koehn is reported to have asked a driver for a ride and when the driver declined, kicked the vehicle. Additionally, another call came in regarding a man threatening to fight and shoot people at Ta Ra Rin, at 1580 Coburg Road. He was reported to have started focusing on a family in the restaurant with small children and then aggressed towards them. No weapons had been observed. The officer was flagged down by the employees.
When the officer attempted to stop Koehn, the man refused to take his hands out of his pockets, closed the gap between himself and the officer, and refused commands to get on the ground. Due to the earlier threats to shoot, the officer did not know if Koehn was armed. Koehn refused the officer’s commands and stepped toward him, lowering his hands. The officer deployed his taser, which didn’t have an effect, then took Koehn to the ground. Koehn resisted the officer’s efforts, but the officer was able to get control of him. Other arrived officers assisted in taking Koehn into custody. He was lodged at Lane County Jail for Menacing, Resisting Arrest, and Open Container.
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