A security camera image of Oen Evan Nicholson, 30, who is accused of killing his father, and two others in North Bend, Oregon. After killing his father, Johnson is believed to have run over a couple at a casino RV campground, killing one, and then allegedly shot a woman at a nearby marijuana dispensary
A suspected triple murderer linked to the killings of his dad, an RV driver and a weed dispensary worker has been arrested after fleeing 2,000 miles from Oregon to Wisconsin.
Authorities said Oen Evan Nicholson, 30, is believed to have killed his father, Charles Simms Nicholson, whose body was found in a trailer in the RV campground of The Mill Casino in North Bend, as well as Anthony Oyster and Jennifer Davidson.
Nicholson allegedly ran over Oyster, 74, and his wife Linda, 73, using his father’s pickup truck in the same RV campground where his father was found.
Oyster died of his injuries, while Linda was critically-injured. He then allegedly shot Davidson at a nearby marijuana dispensary.
Police have not released details on how Nicholson’s father was killed.
Nicholson then reportedly drove over 2,000 miles from the coastal city in Oregon to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to turn himself in, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said Sunday morning.
Nicholson is believed to have abandoned his father’s truck after crashing it in Oregon on Friday.
Authorities say Nicholson killed his father, Charles Simms Nicholson, as well as Anthony Oyster at an RV campground outside the Mills Casino in North Bend (pictured above).
Nicholson allegedly ran over Oyster and his wife Linda with his father’s pickup truck. Linda remains in critical condition
Surveillance footage captured Nicholson outside a marijuana dispensary brandishing a gund nearby in North Bend where he allegedly shot and killed another woman, Jennifer Davidson
Police said Nicholson crashed the pickup truck and then contacted Laura Johnson (pictured above, and allegedly forced her to drive him the rest of the way to Wisconsin
He then allegedly contacted a woman in Springfield, about 100 miles northeast of North Bend, and forced her to drive the remainder of the way to Milwaukee, the Springfield Police Department reported on Sunday.
The woman, Laura Johnson, was reported missing on Friday, but was safe as of Sunday, the department reported, and charges regarding her alleged abduction were pending against him.
Police did not say whether Johnson knew Nicholson, or why he had chosen to flee to Oregon.
Nicholson was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Oyster and Davidson as well as second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and failing to help a person injured in a traffic accident, Frasier said.
A Gofundme was set up to pay for Davidson’s (left) funeral expenses.
Davidson was allegedly shot inside Herbal Choices Cannabis (right), where she worked
A Gofundme was set up to help pay for Davidson’s funeral expenses.
No motive for the killings has been given.
Nicholson will appear in court in Milwaukee in the coming days before he can be extradited to Oregon to face the charges.
It was not clear if Nicholson has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Frasier said Nicholson’s extradition could take weeks if he contests it.
North Bend Mayor Jessica Engelke, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier and North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman provided further detail on Sunday about Nicholson’s arrest