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Sheriff: Coos Bay man tries to flee police, runs bicycle into side of patrol car

Lorin Paul Langley (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Coos bay man was arrested after he tried to flee police investigating a burglary-in-progress.

Around 9:20 p.m. Monday, while responding to a reported burglary in progress on Bowron Road in Lakeside, Coos County Sheriff's deputies spotted a man on a bike coming from the area.

The man, dressed all in black with a hood over his head, was wearing a backpack, leading deputies to believe he may have been involved in the burglary.

After an attempt to stop the man, he refused, and as he left the area on his bicycle, the deputy recognized the man as 33-year-old Lorin Paul Langley, who had an outstanding arrest warrant.

The deputy again tried to stop Langley and he again rode his bike away.

While attempting to flee, he lost control of the bike when the grip came off the handlebar, and he hit the stopped patrol vehicle, causing significant damage to the driver’s door.

Neither the deputy nor Langley was injured.

He was arrested for the outstanding warrant, a probation warrant for methamphetamine.

In the pat-down and inventory search, a set of metal knuckles and a handheld electronic stun device were found. He was charged with two counts of felon in possession of a restricted weapon as well as interfering with police.

Langley was transported to the Coos County Jail, held with a $40,000 bail.

The crash investigation is being handled by the Oregon State Police.

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