A Lebanon man was arrested on Sunday morning after allegedly assaulting two Oregon State Police troopers in Scappoose, according to a news release from the State Police.

Christopher Corwin, 30, faces charges of two counts of assault of a public safety officer, resisting arrest, aggravated harassment, obstructing government judicial administration, providing false information to a police officer and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to the Columbia County Jail website.

Corwin had to be medically sedated because of believed drug use before being transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the news release from the State Patrol.

The Columbia County Jail website lists Corwin as 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds.

Corwin also had warrants in three cases — two out of Linn County, and one from Marion County, according to Oregon’s online court database.

Court paperwork indicates that Corwin was scheduled for a jury trial in September 2017 in Linn County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief and failure to appear.

He didn’t show up to a hearing the day before the trial, a new case of felony failure to appear was opened and a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court documents.

Corwin also has an open 2016 case in Linn County Circuit Court in which he had been indicted on charges of attempted assault of a public safety officer, resisting arrest, first-degree criminal mischief, felon in possession of a firearm, menacing (domestic violence) and interference with making a report.

The warrant from Marion County stems from a case where Corwin pleaded guilty to second-degree trespass. He failed to show for a 2017 hearing on why his probation in that case should not be revoked, according to Oregon’s online court database.

Sunday’s arrest stemmed from an assault call that the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office had responded to that morning, the news release said. An attempt to locate alert was put out for a black Toyota Camry. At about 9 a.m., troopers located the vehicle at the Road Runner gas station in Scappoose.

The person of interest in the assault, Orin Graves, 43, of Warren, was in the vehicle. He was later arrested on outstanding warrants out of Clackamas County. Columbia County is still investigating the original disturbance.

During the investigation, Corwin, the rear passenger in the vehicle, became combative, according to the news release.

Surrounding agencies responded to assist and an off-duty Forest Grove officer saw the altercation.

Both troopers received minor injuries. They were transported to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

Kyle Odegard can be reached at kyle.odegard@lee.net, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.


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