A Taser failed and bystanders intervened to help arrest an aggressive Klamath Falls man at a rest stop in Green Monday.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a man refusing to leave the premises of a Loves Travel Stop.

Jack Barker


The caller said the man, 36-year-old Jack Arvin Barker, was being aggressive and trying to hit employees.

Barker tried to assault one of the deputies while they were talking to him in the parking lot, according to police.

During the struggle, a deputy deployed a Taser, but was unsuccessful in stopping Barker.

Soon afterward, Barker was taken into custody with the help of bystanders.

Barker was lodged in Douglas County Jail on suspicion of assaulting a public safety officer, resisting arrest, harassment, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and public safety reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Looks like our boy Jack is (Was) on supervised probation at the time of his arrest.
He was convicted of Burg 2nd in November last. I think Jackie boy is headed to
an all expense paid vacation to the Grey Bar Hotel. One can only hope so. Not to worry! I hear orange is the new black.

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