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Man in Custody Following Stand-off

5:52 AM · Dec 24, 2019

DCSO) TILLER, Ore. - On December 23, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to make contact with 39 year-old Rodger Vince Royle at a residence in the 34000-block of Tiller Trail Highway regarding an arrest warrant. The deputies later made a radio transmission that a male subject had retrieved a rifle with a scope. Deputies requested additional resources to the scene. Assistance was received from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Eagle Point Police Department, Myrtle Creek Police Department and Oregon State Police. Additionally, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team and Jackson County SWAT Teams were dispatched. Deputies attempted to negotiate with Royle, but received no response. Shortly before 3:00 pm, the Tactical Response Team deployed gas into the shed where Royle was located and still did not receive a response. Additional gas was deployed at which time Royle exited the building. K9 Zoro was deployed and captured Royle until deputies took him into custody at approximately 3:16 pm. He was transported to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on the following charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm Disorderly Conduct Escape 3rd Degree Resisting Arrest Menacing Multiple Arrest Warrants Deputies located a firearm as well as ammunition after Royle was taken into custody.

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