Deputies injured after Taser fails to subdue man
VENETA, Ore. - Two sheriff's deputies suffered injuries after a Taser failed to subdue an aggressive man on drugs early Friday morning at a seasonal campground open during the Oregon Country Fair, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies arrested McKinley Scott Bonfoey, 27, of Eugene on charges of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Two deputies and an Oregon State Police trooper initially responded at 4 a.m. to a report of a man acting aggressive and attempting to fight with campground security personnel at Shady Rest Campground, a private campground operated during the annual Oregon Country Fair.
The sheriff's office said Bonfoey appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic.
Law enforcement struggled with Bonfoey for 20 minutes, twice shocking him with a Taser.
The stun gun appeared to have no effect, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's office called out a third deputy from his home to assist with the arrest.
One of the deputies was treated and released from an area hospital for an injury to his hand that will cause him to be unable to work for weeks, the sheriff's office said.
The second deputy suffered minor injuries as a result.
Bonfoey evaluated at a local hospital for minor injuries before being booked into the Lane County Jail.