Tribal Government & News

Willamina man arrested for attempted Grand Ronde Station robbery

08.25.2015 Dean Rhodes Public Safety

Smoke Signals editor

Grand Ronde Tribal Police arrested Logan Dalton Scoyne, 20, of Willamina on Sunday, Aug. 23, for his alleged attempt to rob Grand Ronde Station on Friday, Aug. 21.

According to the Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department, a masked male entered the convenience store near Spirit Mountain Casino at 1:08 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot.

After the arrival of casino security personnel, Tribal Police Officer Tyler Brown responded to the armed robbery call and along with Yamhill County Deputy Marc Brodeur conducted a search for the suspect, who was not found.

Through Friday and Saturday, Grand Ronde Tribal Police Officers Rod McAllister and Tim Hernandez and Sgt. Jake McKnight assisted in the investigation with help from Spirit Mountain Casino’s surveillance team. They identified the suspect as well as obtained a search warrant for Scoyne’s vehicle.

On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 22, Brown and McAllister with the assistance of Polk County Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins and Deputy Casey Gibson and Yamhill County deputies Jerry Druery, Jacob Herr and Richard Broyles, served a search warrant and arrested Scoyne on seven charges in the early morning of Sunday, Aug. 23.

Scoyne, 20, was lodged in the Polk County Jail in Dallas on the charges of attempted assault in the first degree, menacing, recklessly endangering, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted robbery in the first degree, disorderly conduct and second degree robbery. His bail is set at $47,500.

According to his Facebook page, Scoyne is 2013 graduate of Willamina High School.