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Lebanon man arrested in Sunday shooting incident

A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 11, after an incident involving gunfire from a home and multiple responding agencies in the 100 block of West Vine Street in Lebanon.

The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m.

According to the Lebanon Police Department, officers responded after receiving reports of shots in the area. Neighbors were advised to shelter in place and surrounding streets were closed. Officers determined that several bullets had struck nearby buildings and a vehicle, resulting in property damage.

While officers were on scene, police said, 33-year-old James Newport emerged from the residence and was detained. They determined that he was the only person inside at the time. 

A search of the home ensued, resulting in the seizure of numerous firearms and ammunition. It was determined that multiple shots had been fired inside the residence.

Newport was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree disorderly conduct, reckless endangering and second-degree attempted assault.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The Lebanon Police Department was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Linn County Regional SWAT Team.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective James Glover at (541) 258-4326 or Lieutenant Taylor Jackson at (541) 258-4357.