Police apprehend suspect for stolen vehicle

Lebanon police responded to a report of a male subject who had driven away from Primasing Motors in a 2019 Audi S5 Sportback sedan without authorization on Sept. 11 at about 1:39 p.m. The subject had previously test driven the vehicle and was identified as Kyle Dean Jayne, 25, of Lebanon.

Police reported the vehicle as stolen and then began attempts to locate it. At about 4:30 p.m., police received tips that the vehicle was in the Walmart parking lot. As officers responded to the area, it was reported that the driver attempted to leave the parking stall. Citizens who had located the vehicle attempted to prevent the car from leaving, and one received non-life-threatening injuries when the car lurched into him. The car then fled the scene.

Lebanon police learned the subject had also just stolen a PS5 game console from Walmart. Officers continued to search for the car in the area of Joy Street and South Main Road, where it was reported last seen.

Jayne and the Audi were located near the intersection of Camellia Drive and Snowbird Street. The vehicle sustained minor cosmetic damage as a result of Jayne fleeing the Walmart parking lot, and the PS5 was recovered, unopened.

Jayne was taken into custody and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, second-degree vehicular assault, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and second-degree theft. He was lodged at Linn County Jail.

The incident is considered closed, but if anyone has information pertaining to the police, contact Sgt. Klint Sheets at 541.258.4320, referencing case no. 23-11493.