Didgeridoo man gets arrested over incident at farmers market

When we last left Weston Coen he was in a bit of a spot after a 'tussle' with a police officer last month. Events have taken a turn for the worse for Weston as he has been charged with six misdemeanor offenses. Bail has been set at $10,000.

This is an update to the original story.


Didgeridoo assailant arrested

Man arraigned on 6 charges for tussle with police officer in mid-August

The man accused of striking a police officer with a didgeridoo at the Bend Farmers Market has been arrested and arraigned on six misdemeanor charges.

Weston Gregory Coen, 20, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Aug. 17 incident, when according to police he struck Sgt. Ron Taylor with the aboriginal wind instrument. Coen had been asked not to play his didgeridoo inside the market in the Mirror Pond parking lot, police said, but did not comply to the satisfaction of market staff. Police said Coen swatted a phone out of the hand of a private security guard who was attempting to call police, then tussled with Taylor.

Taylor used a stun gun on Coen before arresting him at the nearby Mirror Pond Plaza.

Coen said he did not swing the digeridoo at Taylor, but acknowledged he may have struck him inadvertently. He said he was attempting to flee when he tripped on his pants and fell over, at which time Taylor shot him in the back with the Taser.

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against Coen at his initial court appearance Aug. 18, and he was released without bail.

Friday, Coen was formally charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, attempted assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with a police officer and interfering with making a police report.

Coen is scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday. He is being held at the Deschutes County Jail on $10,000 bail.

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wescoen said...

im out and on 2 years monitored probation 60 hours of community service and 15 days in jail such bull and i dont even live in this town haha bend over oregon

PatriotUSA said...

Actually, glad you are out and I do not live in Bend and that is on purpose. Hate the place myself.