Wanted robbery suspect injures officer in police chase near Lincoln City

Photos of Nicolette Dawn Willey from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – A woman wanted on robbery charges sped away from Lincoln City Police, injuring an officer who was trying to take her into custody.

Nicolette Willey, 24, of Newport, has a felony arrest warrant for robbery out of Salem. She’s now being sought on several new charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer and a felony eluding charge.

Lincoln City Police was called out about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to do a welfare check on two people who were sitting in a 1993 GMC Typhoon SUV that was parked near the Spyglass Ridge trailhead.

Officers recognized Willey in the driver’s seat and knew she was wanted in Salem. They identified her passenger as Jackson Hall, also a 24-year-old from Newport.

They told her she was under arrest and she tried to drive away, nearly hitting one of the officers with the SUV, police said.

An officer shattered the driver’s window and grabbed her arm when she was backing up. She drive off while he was holding onto her, police said.

The officer had some cuts and bruises on his arm and was later taken to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for treatment.

Law enforcement gave chase but lost the vehicle on a rural road. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies found the SUV abandoned on a property off of Schooner Creek Road.

If you have any information on where Willey or Hall are at, call Lincoln City Police at 541-994-3636.

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