PENDLETON – Round-Up was a busy week for the Pendleton Police Department and the Oregon State Police officers who were helping during the event. Police Chief Chuck Byram says there were an estimated 800 calls for service that resulted in 50 arrests. Eleven of those were for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Since 2010, PPD has employed an emphasis team in policing the city during the Round-Up. It is made up of Pendleton detectives, detectives from surrounding agencies, and Umatilla County Parole and Probation officers. The team is assisted by the Oregon State Police Mobile Response Team.
Byram reported there were two significant issues involving men from Washington state that were mitigated during the second full week of September:
The first occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday as officers responded to a report of an adult man being stabbed at Roy Raley Park. Officers arrived within minutes and took the suspect into custody at 8:37 p.m. The arrest required a taser to be deployed. Gerrod M. Goudy, 49, of Toppenish is charged with second-degree assault. Byram said the victim is expected to make a full recovery.
The second incident involved D’Sean Marks, 30, of Kennewick. Byram said that they were alerted the man who was wanted on warrants in Washington, was believed to be at the Round-Up and investigators spotted him earlier in the week, but let him drive out of town because there were children in his car. Then, on Friday, Marks came back and was spotted at Taco Bell at 8:47 p.m. Emphasis team members performed a takedown of the suspect as he was exiting the vehicle.
“The suspect attempted to get back in the vehicle and flee, but officers prevented him and extracted him from the vehicle,” Byram wrote in a news release. “The suspect resisted officer’s attempts to place him into custody, but ultimately was secured. During the takedown, one member of the emphasis team suffered what is believed to be a broken toe.”
Police found a loaded .380-caliber handgun tucked int Marks’ waistband when he was arrested. He was also allegedly carrying commercial drug offense quantities of suspected methamphetamines and fentanyl on his person.
In addition to the warrants out of Washington, charges against Marks now include felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer.
The Pendleton Police Department is working with the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office on both cases. In addition, they are working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon on the case against Marks.