Cops: Car thief suspect handcuffed, beaten by car owner

Crime

Both men arrested on various charges

A Newport police patrol car, as seen on their website, October 19, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 20-year-old suspected car thief and the 41-year-old owner of the car were both arrested after an unusual series of events on New Year’s Eve, Newport police said.

Shortly before 6 p.m., Daniel Fairhurst called police to report he found his stolen vehicle and detained the suspect, later identified as Bo Green of Siletz.

But when police arrived at the scene, they found Green handcuffed and bleeding from his head. But Fairhurst told the officers he didn’t know how Green got hurt.

Some investigation revealed Green was sitting in the stolen vehicle when Fairhurst pointed a gun at him, then assaulted Green for several minutes. Fairhurst then hid his gun before he called police.

Green was arrested for stealing the vehicle and faces one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

But Fairhurst was also arrested for assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

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