Deschutes County MPs search for driver assaulting traffic flagperson

Woman rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies said Tuesday they were looking for a driver who assaulted a flagman working on a move east of Bend late Monday night.

MPs responded shortly before 11 p.m. to the reported assault in the Butler Market and Hamehook Road area, Sgt. Aaron Harding said.

A crew was preparing to transport a house to the scene, requiring the relocation of power lines, Harding said.

The flagman, identified as Teresa McGuire, 55, of Bend, had traffic stopped for several minutes when a motorist attempted to bypass it, according to the sergeant.

A dispute ensued when the flagman attempted to stop the motorist, who was driving a dark-colored 1997-2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ.

The driver then got out of the Jeep and assaulted McGuire, injuring her, Harding said.

Witnesses tried to prevent the driver from leaving, but he was able to return and walk away. It was last seen heading east on Butler Market Road towards the Powell Butte Freeway.

Doctors from Bend Fire & Rescue responded and took McGuire to St. Charles Bend for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The motorist was described as an adult Caucasian male with a thick build and wearing khaki pants.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 541-693-6911 and Reference Case # 20-90193.

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