From Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
On May 23rd at about 2:00 AM Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Vista Terrace in Depoe Bay to a report of a disturbance involving a gun and bullet being fired inside the residence. Deputies were able to contact the caller outside the home and determined there was an argument over property inside the home between the caller and a family member – Christopher A. Lowes, age 31 of Depoe Bay. During the argument Lowes produced a small caliber handgun, a struggle ensued over the firearm and it discharged. The caller was able to flee the residence and wait for police outside.
Deputies called Lowes outside where he was taken into custody without incident. Lowes was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he is being held on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Recklessly Endangering with a bail set at $80,000.00.
No one was injured.