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Police Standoff Leads To Arrest


On 06/16/2024, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office learned through community contacts that 36-year-old James Kelly was inside a private residence owned by his twin-brother, Keith Kelly, in Siletz, OR. Local Law Enforcement have been attempting to apprehend James on multiple warrants issued for his arrest, many calls of community concern, and in relation to a crime Keith was arrested for on 06/10/2024, in which both brothers conspired to threaten a South Beach man with a shotgun.


Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the residence James was reported to be in with assistance from the Toledo Police Department and the Oregon State Police. Attempts to persuade James to exit the residence were unsuccessful until the Inter-Agency Lincoln County Tactical Response Team arrived, including K9 Ghost and his handler. Ultimately James surrendered himself without incident and is lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on warrants for menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, DUII, reckless driving, two counts of misdemeanor driving, and a Linn County Assault in the Fourth Degree warrant.


The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for assistance in this case from the Toledo Police Department, Oregon State Police, Newport Police Department, and the Lincoln City Police Department. If you know the whereabouts of wanted persons in Lincoln County, contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 541-265-0777. 




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