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Man dies after Oregon police use pepper spray, taser

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County sheriff’s office says a man police arrested by using a stun gun and pepper spray has died.

The sheriff’s department said in a statement Monday two officers from the Roseburg police were trying to take the man into custody Saturday afternoon because he was jumping on vehicles near the Douglas County Courthouse.

The officers said the man wouldn’t comply, and soon after the use of the stun gun and spray he had what the sheriff’s office called “a medical emergency” and died.

An autopsy is planned this week. The sheriff’s office said it would lead an investigation.

The man’s identity was withheld until his relatives are notified.

CdA rape suspect may be Oregon bound

A rape suspect wanted by Coeur d'Alene police may be traveling to Florence, Ore., authorities announced today.

Scott Patrick Giordano, 30, was reported to be in a 1973 GMC truck, but police located that vehicle, and the owner said he gave Giordano a ride but never let him borrow the truck.

Giordano may be with his girlfriend, Grace Emery, and their three-month-old baby. He is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl last Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of Mullan Avenue.

The victim said she was sleeping when the attack occurred, according to a police report.

Giordano is a friend of her family, police said. He is from Arizona but has a criminal history in Kootenai County dating back to 1999.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Coeur d'Alene police at (208) 769-2320.

Man w/ 50 lbs of pot jailed in Oregon

A Spokane man arrested in Oregon with 50 pounds of marijuana on Sunday remains in jail.

Michael Allen Orman, 30, has previous drug convictions in Spokane County in 2007 and 2006.

Police say he was driving a rented Dodge Charger when he was stopped about 7:15 p.m. Sunday for a traffic violation on Interstate 5 near Grants Pass.

Orman was wanted in Marion County, Ore., on a felony warrant for money laundering, according to Oregon State Police. His license also was suspended.

Orman was booked into Josephine County Jail on the felony warrant and the rental vehicle was towed and impounded.

Troopers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle Monday and found about 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk, authorities said.

Orman is in the Josephine County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful distribution of marijuana, as well the money laundering count.

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