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Aumsville Police Officer Cleared, Suspect Indicted - 06/18/18

Today a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that an Aumsville Police Officer was justified in using deadly force against Joshua Brook Biles, date of birth 12/27/90, in the early morning hours of June 8, 2018.

Officer Ryan Bambrick was cleared in the shooting that occurred after he stopped Joshua Brook Biles’ vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Stayton Road and Bates Road, just outside the city limits of Aumsville. At the time of the stop, an altercation occurred between Officer Bambrick and Joshua Brook Biles, who then fled the scene and was quickly arrested a short distance away.

As a result of the altercation, Joshua Brook Biles received a minor injury and was treated on scene.  Officer Bambrick was not injured, however, his civilian ride-along passenger did sustain a non life-threatening injury. 

The same Grand Jury that found Officer Bambrick’s actions to be justified also indicted Joshua Brook Biles for: Assault in the Third Degree, 2 counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

Joshua Brook Biles is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on June 18, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at 4000 Aumsville Highway. 

Due to the ongoing nature of Joshua Brook Biles’ criminal case, the DA’s Office will not release any further detail of the shooting or the crimes at this time.


Contact Info:  Matt Kemmy, Deputy DA, 503-588-5222

Defendant to Plead in Salem Police Shooting Incident - 05/22/18

Roy Victor Devoursney (61 years) is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to charges stemming from his conduct on January 28, 2018 in Salem during which he drove his RV into two Salem Police Patrol Cars injuring two officers and causing significant damage to their vehicles.  Salem Police Officers discharged their firearms multiple times at the direction of the RV in an attempt to stop the Defendant before he was stopped and taken into custody.  He has been lodged at the Marion County Jail since his release from Salem Health shortly after the incident. 

The hearing is scheduled before the Honorable Thomas M. Hart at the Marion County Courthouse at 3:30 PM.  The parties expect sentencing to follow at that time.