Update: Suspect Arrested; FBI and Curry County Sheriff's Office Ask Public's Help in Finding Attempted Aggravated Murder Fugitive
On February 15, 2018 at about 9:38 p.m. Pacific Time, Lucas DeYoung was taken into custody by the Nevada State Highway Patrol on the Curry County and FBI warrants for his arrest. DeYoung was lodged in the Humboldt County Jail in Winnemucca, Nevada.
On February 15, 2018 at about 12:15 p.m., the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received information from a concerned citizen that DeYoung was calling and harassing them, and, through some investigative leads, it was determined that DeYoung was either in Utah or Nevada. Dispatch started notifying all law enforcement agencies in those areas to attempt to locate DeYoung.
The Nevada Highway Patrol saw a vehicle with Virginia plates parked alongside the road on I-80 near milepost 164 in Nevada with a male sleeping in the driver’s seat. The NHP contacted the person inside who fit the description provided by the FBI warrants as DeYoung. The driver initially gave a different name, but it was determined that the driver was in fact Lucas DeYoung, and he was taken into custody without incident. The NHP also charged DeYoung with being a felon in possession of firearms.
The Curry County District Attorney’s Office will work with the State of Nevada to return DeYoung to Oregon.
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Lucas Randall DeYoung. Anyone with information about DeYoung’s location should contact their local FBI office or submit a tip via https://tips.fbi.gov. In Oregon, call the FBI in Medford at (541) 773-2942, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181, or the Curry County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 247-3243.
The FBI and the Curry County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating Lucas Randall DeYoung of Brookings, Oregon. On February 1, 2018, the FBI obtained a federal fugitive warrant charging DeYoung, age 36, with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office had previously charged DeYoung with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, delivery of a controlled substance, and unlawful manufacture of marijuana in relation to the shooting of a Curry County man on December 28, 2017.
The FBI has posted DeYoung’s FBI Wanted flyer at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/lucas-randall-deyoung. The FBI is also running Facebook ads featuring the fugitive hunt for DeYoung in Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Nevada. (Both the flyer and the Facebook ad are attached.)
DeYoung is described as:
Race: White man; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown; Height: 6'1”; Weight: 190 lbs.; Other: Scar on his left finger and tattoos on his back and right shoulder.
DeYoung is known to use illegal drugs and carry firearms. He is also a known gambler. DeYoung may have travelled to the Mason County/Thurston County areas of Washington State, Virginia, or Las Vegas, Nevada.
He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about DeYoung’s location should contact their local FBI office or submit a tip via https://tips.fbi.gov. In Oregon, call the FBI in Medford at (541) 773-2942, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181, or the Curry County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 247-3243.