After a man posted on facebook that he was responsible for the death of Richard Mann the Lincoln County Sherrif's Office posted an announcement acknowledging his post on social media regarding his alleged involvement in the shooting death of Mr. Mann. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. According to the Sheriff's off latest update it is still too early in the investigation to implicate or fully exonerate any of the involved parties or their actions. The community rightfully holds the expectation that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office acts only on the facts and evidence related to this case without bias or assumptions.
February 24th, 2021: Investigators have interviewed several witnesses and gathered additional evidence related to the events surrounding the shooting death of Richard A. Mann. Law enforcement would like to interview 23-year-old Donovan Eugene Carey-Bennett as a witness to the incident. Anyone who is in contact with Carey-Bennett or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0777.
Richard A. Mann was found deceased on the morning of February 20th, 2021 near Government Hill Rd in Siletz, Oregon. The Medical Examiner determined his death was caused by gunfire. On February 23rd, 2021, investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Lincoln City Police Department, and Newport Police Department executed search warrants on two residences in the 500 block of Tolowa Court in Siletz. A vehicle and evidence were seized as a result of the search warrants.