July 17 2019
On August 20th, 2017 at approximately 7:22 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a reported armed robbery at a restaurant in the 100 block of NW Highway 101 in Waldport. 911 calls reported that a man brandished a firearm and demanded money from the restaurant. A witness reported the suspect entered a vehicle and fled the scene eastbound on East Alsea Highway. A second witness reported the vehicle stopped in the 3700 block of East Alsea Highway, at which point the suspect fled on foot into a nearby RV park.
Deputies responded to the scene and quickly located the suspect hiding in a brushy area of the RV park. The suspect, 29 year-old Dellas Dean Hall of Waldport, was taken into custody without incident. Hall was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on one count of Robbery in the First Degree (Attempted) and four counts of Menacing. Hall's bail was set at $160,000.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at (541) 265-0777. The Newport Police Department and Oregon State Police assisted in this investigation.