Accused Montana robber hit by OSP car in Lincoln City incident released from hospital into the handcuffs of OSP
A fugitive wanted out of Montana who was injured January 3rd during law enforcement response and subsequent standoff in Lincoln City has been arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) after his release from a Portland-area hospital.
DALE EDWARD WALLACE, age 30, from Butte, Montana, was arrested by OSP after he was released from Oregon Health & Science University. WALLACE was being treated at the hospital for serious injuries sustained when he was struck by an OSP marked patrol car as he pointed a firearm at officers after he fled a vehicle on foot.
WALLACE was lodged at the Multnomah County Justice Center as a Fugitive from Justice based upon an outstanding warrant out of Montana related to a robbery investigation.
Newport Police Department is leading the multi-agency investigation by the Lincoln County Major Crimes Team (MCT) in conjunction with the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office into the events surrounding the January 3rd incident. Once the separate and mandatory investigation into the use of force by the OSP trooper is completed by the Lincoln County MCT, it will be forwarded to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Investigators are asking that any witnesses to the events that occurred on January 3rd to please contact Newport Police Department’s recorded tip line at (541) 574-5455 and leave a message with contact information. Investigators will review and contact potential witnesses during the next several days.