Sheriff: Coos Bay man arrested on warrants after giving false information to officer
COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Coos Bay man with outstanding warrants was arrested after giving a deputy false information pertaining to his identity, authorities said.
Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, a Coos County Sheriff’s deputy "casually contacted" a man walking near Charleston and Metcalf roads in Coos Bay.
The man voluntarily provided the deputy his name and date of birth, which was checked through state and national databases, but dispatch was unable to locate him in the system.
He denied having any form of identification and claimed he had lost his wallet.
The deputy was able to see a wallet in the man’s pocket, the report said, and the man consented to a pat-down search.
The deputy was able to identify him as 48-year-old Eric J. Rund from an Oregon Identification Card found in his wallet.
The deputy checked Rund's real name through the databases and learned he had two outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Coos County Jail without further incident.
Rund was booked and lodged on both warrants and a new criminal charge of Giving False Information to a Police Officer.
His bail was set at $20,000.