Police say murder suspect forced woman to drive him 2,000 miles away before turning himself in
The suspect, Oen Evan Nicholson, 30, was wanted for murder in three attacks that left three people dead and one person seriously injured, according to police. Nicholson is also accused of forcing a woman from Springfield, Oregon, to drive him more than 2,000 miles away to Milwaukee, where he turned himself in.
On Sunday, Frasier said Linda Oyster remained in critical condition and in “bad shape.”
Soon after this incident, North Bend police received reports of a fatal shooting at the Herbal Choices Marijuana Dispensary, a little over a mile away from the casino, that left one person dead. The victim there was later identified as Jennifer Davidson, 47, of Coos Bay.
Witness descriptions led authorities to believe that the same individual was responsible for both crimes.
The pickup truck was found later along a highway in Lane County, Oregon, northeast of the crime scenes, crashed and set on fire. A witness told police the driver ran away. Surveillance video at a sporting goods store in North Bend appears to show the suspect purchasing more ammunition before leaving the area.
Nicholson’s whereabouts were unknown to authorities following the attacks on Friday and investigators released several surveillance photos of him, but warned people not to approach him because they believed him to be armed and dangerous.
Forced to drive the suspect
Johnson picked up her lunch and returned to her original parking spot, according to police, but she never went back to work and hadn’t been heard from.
Police didn’t release any more information over the circumstances around Nicholson surrendering.
“Formal charges for this case are pending,” Springfield Police said in an online statement.
He does not have an attorney, according to the Coos County courts.
CNN’s Mallika Kallingal and Andy Rose contributed to this story.