On November 2, 2017 the Oregon State Police, with assistance from the Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department, took Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson into custody at a residence in Grand Ronde. Epperson was arrested on a Lincoln County warrant from the October 30, 2017 incident. The warrant included the following charges:
1. Assault 2nd Degree
2. Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree
3. Assault IV Domestic Viol
5. Reckless Endangering
6. and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree x’s 2
Epperson was also taken into custody for outstanding Marion County warrants unrelated to the October 30, 2017 incident.
On October 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 PM, the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a domestic violence call, which had occurred as the victim was driving southbound on US Hwy 101 from Lincoln City to Toledo.
Once Troopers responded to the area, the preliminary investigation revealed the driver, an 18-year old from Depoe Bay was driving when she was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, 21-year old Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson from Siletz.