Mill City man arrested in assault on girlfriend

A Mill City man was arrested Saturday, July 9, after he allegedly beat up and shot at his girlfriend at a campsite south of Detroit Lake, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan said.

Duncan reported that at 4:29 a.m. Saturday, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance. The caller informed dispatch that a woman had walked to their campsite asking for help as she had been beat up and shot at by her boyfriend, later identified as 32-year-old Christopher Ryan Favor. The woman reportedly stated that she had walked several miles.

Deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office met with the woman and saw evidence related to what had been reported. The woman did not want emergency medical services but was later treated at the Santiam Hospital for injuries related to the incident.

Deputies found Favor at the campsite on Forest Service Road NF-634 which is located on the south side of Detroit Lake, approximately 4½ miles from Highway 22.

Favor was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Linn County Jail on charges of second-degree assault, strangulation, second-degree kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, reckless endangering, and first-degree criminal mischief.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Tennant of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 917-6675.