News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: August 5, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Booking photo: Scott Doggett
At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies safely subdued a suicidal Milwaukie man who was reported to be armed with a handgun. The man was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
At about 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, the Sheriff's Office received several reports of a possibly suicidal man in the 7800 block of SE Overland St., at a home in the unincorporated area of Milwaukie.
Callers indicated the man was armed with a handgun and was intoxicated and that his family was with him, trying to reason with him.
The man was identified as 51-year-old Scott Doggett, of Milwaukie.
It is believed Mr. Doggett was one of the people who called the police -- reporting there was a man down in the street in an attempt to force a confrontation with police.
As deputies were responding, another caller reported that the man had discharged a firearm.
A quick records check also revealed that Mr. Doggett had an outstanding arrest warrant for the charge of resisting arrest -- with a caution that he might also be suicidal.
Mr. Doggett reportedly left his residence on foot, heading toward SE 82nd Ave. Thanks to a coordinated response by Sheriff's Office deputies, Mr. Doggett was contained by law-enforcement personnel.
Mr. Doggett refused to comply with deputies' commands and physically resisted being taken into custody. However, after a short struggle, he was safely brought under control and handcuffed.
Mr. Doggett was transported to an area hospital for a mental-health evaluation. Once he is deemed stable by medical professionals, Mr. Doggett will be arrested on his warrant; also, charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest will be referred to the District Attorney for review.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental-health crisis, the Clackamas County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 503-655-8585. Call 911 if it is an emergency.
Sergeant Paul Coleman
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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