When the dust settled it was learned that suspect Leroy Davis of Texas pulled into the Chevron station in Waldport this morning and proceeded as if he was going to pump his own gas. The gas attendant told him he could not, under state law. Reports say that Davis got into an argument with the attendant. During the exchange deputies say Davis reached inside his car and pulled out a pellet gun and shot at the attendant. He missed.
A little later, Davis returned on foot still quite upset. The attendant came out of the station and again told Davis to leave. Davis then pulled out two knives, one in each hand, and began yelling. The attendant told Davis that sheriff’s deputies were on their way.
Davis ran from the scene. A short while later his Black Honda Civic was spotted northbound on Highway 101 just north of Seal Rock. The car was pulled over at gunpoint, just inside the ODOT maintenance yard driveway. Inside the car were two other people besides Davis who apparently were not involved in the incident – a white male and a white female, both from Texas.
Davis was arrested by deputies and transported to the county jail where he was booked on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal Trespass and Possession of Marijuana and Hashish. Davis’ bail was set at $180,000.
What was originally reported as an armed robbery has now been downgraded to some kind of incident during which an employee at the Waldport Chevron was shot at by a man with an air soft gun. The employee wasn’t hit. Incident at Waldport Chevron (7:52am) Reports say that the accosting person is a black male, short, in his 20’s, wearing grey and black shirt and jeans.
Suspect with two others in black Honda Civic take off across the Alsea Bay Bridge. Texas plates with numbers 160. Letters unknown. Two other occupants said to be a white female and a white mal. .
Authorities caught up with the three on 101 at ODOT Maintenance Yard just north of Seal Rock near Ona Beach They have them in custody.
Officers are back at the Waldport Chevron to determine exactly what happened.