Motorcycle driver jailed on firearm, drug charges


A Stanfield police officer arrested a man Friday night on multiple charges, including drug and firearm offenses and felony assault.

Umatilla County Dispatch received a call at 10:13 p.m. Friday from the Main Street Market in Stanfield about a drunk man inside the store. The caller described the man as in his 40s, wearing all black leather and driving a bright orange motorcycle.

Stanfield Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt said Officer Jason Heldstab drove to the scene and saw a suspect driving a motorcycle while possibly intoxicated. Heldstab, who has been with the Stanfield Police Department a little more than a year, arrested Lansing R. Jorgensen, 48, of Meacham on the following charges:

?driving under the influence of intoxicants;

?felon in possession of a firearm, a Class C felony in Oregon;

?firearm used in a felony, a Class B felony;

?unlawful possession of a firearm;

?possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony;

?two counts of possession of a precursor substance, Class B felonies;

?manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class A felony;


?and resisting arrest.

Zumwalt said while the officer questioned Jorgensen and made him take a sobriety test, Jorgensen became increasingly agitated and belligerent. After reviewing the situation Saturday, police added a 10th charged of first-degree assault. Zumwalt added that it's common to bring more charges after the initial lodging.

Police booked Jorgensen into the Umatilla County Jail, where he still was this morning. Jorgensen has a total of $109,000 in bail-bonds. Zumwalt said the case will now go to the office of the Umatilla County District Attorney.

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