Lost Child Leads To The Arrest Of A Siletz Man

On Saturday 09/24/2016, at about 5:30 p.m., a Newport Police Officer was dispatched to the area of SE Benton and East Olive Streets on a report of a found child. A two-year-old female was found wandering alone in a parking lot near the highway. No parents could be located. The child guided the Officer back to a vacant commercial building in the 200 block of East Olive St. She told the Officer this was her home. The Officer found the door ajar. A male, later identified as Boldragon Plexico, age 31 of Siletz, was located in the rear of the building. Plexico was passed out, and lying face down with his hands tucked under his torso. The Officer observed multiple edged weapons lying around Plexico, and an empty holster for a firearm.
The Officer called for back-up. When the cover Officer arrived, Plexico was contacted, and the handgun he had been lying on was secured. The Officers determined that the two-year-old was Plexico’s daughter. The investigation also determined that entry into the building had been forced, and that Plexico did not have permission to be inside. At one point during the investigation, Plexico tried to flee the scene and a short foot pursuit ensued, including Taser deployment by an Officer. Plexico was taken into custody without further incident. There was no injury to the child. She was placed in temporary custody of the Department of Humans Services Child Welfare Division until the biological mother could be contacted and respond.

After receiving medical treatment on scene, Plexico was transported to the Lincoln County Jail. He was lodged on two counts of Criminal Mischief II; Burglary I; Trespassing with a Firearm; Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Child Neglect II; Reckless Endangering; Resisting Arrest, and Escape III. His bail was set at $305,000.