RAINER, Oregon - On August 14, 2018 at approximately 4:50 PM Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a "road rage" event that occurred in the area of Hwy 30 milepost 45 near Rainer, OR. During this event the parties were involved in a verbal altercation. Troopers responded to an address on Wasser Rd. in Rainer to contact the owner of one of the vehicles involved. Upon arrival they were confronted by a subject with several firearms. That subject later identified as Richard J. Flores Jr (37) of Rainer. Troopers took a positon of cover and secured the area. The Oregon State Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) responded to assist. Several members of the SWAT team are trained as Crisis Negotiators (CNT). At approximately 10:00 PM, after several hours of negotiating, Flores surrendered without incident.
Flores was lodged at the Columbia County Jail on charges of Menacing, Recklessly Endangering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct.