Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of Richard Mann whose body was discovered on the side of Government Hill Road, near Siletz, on the morning of February 20th. Investigators managed to track down two suspects who were arrested in connection with the murder of Mr. Mann, age 36.
Suspect Gavin Epperson, 27, of Siletz confessed to killing Mann during what Epperson described as a road rage incident. Epperson was charged with Murder, Assault and Conspiracy. Epperson’s accused partner in crime Donovan Carey-Bennett, 23, also from Siletz, was arrested for Conspiracy to 2nd Degree Murder and Conspiracy to 3rd Degree Assault.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), Oregon State Police Forensics, Toledo Police, Newport Police, Lincoln City Police and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.