LINCOLN CITY — Lincoln City Police Department personnel arrested a 46-year-old man Monday evening, May 31, following multiple reports of shots fired in the area of the Lincoln City Skateboard Park.
On Tuesday afternoon, Nathan James Fallon made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court in Newport before Judge Sheryl Bachart, where he was arraigned on a single charge of recklessly endangering another person and two counts of second-degree disorderly conduct. Court records list Fallon with a Huntington Beach, Calif., address.
In court, Fallon pleaded not guilty to the charges though court-appointed public defender Bruce L McCrum. Fallon remained in custody Tuesday afternoon at Lincoln County jail in Newport as of the News-Times’ print deadline, held on $25,000 bail. Fallon is next scheduled for a June 28 early resolution conference.
According to the case’s probable cause affidavit, at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, law enforcement was dispatched to 2310 NE Reef Ave in Lincoln City after someone called 911 to report they could hear what sounded like someone shooting off a gun immediately to the caller’s south. Dispatch received a second call reporting that a male associated with an orange Ford Bronco was firing a pistol into the ground. When an officer arrived on scene, he immediately detained Fallon without incident.
The police report states that at the scene, an officer spoke with a 20-year-old male who was there with Fallon. The witness reportedly told police that Fallon fired a shotgun in the air at the skatepark and that Fallon was intoxicated.
The probable cause affidavit notes that police located shotgun shells in the back of the Bronco as well as on the ground next to the vehicle. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, officers reportedly located a 12-gauge shotgun in the back of the Bronco. An officer reported that Fallon “was slurring his words, and I could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person.”
Fallon reportedly refused to answer questions from law enforcement at the scene, and he was booked into Lincoln County Jail in Newport.
The police report further states that Fallon’s criminal history includes a criminal conviction for misdemeanor domestic abuse in California.