Lincoln County domestic violence suspect sought by police

The Oregon State Police (OSP) are seeking the public’s help locating a man suspected of assaulting his girlfriend Monday while she was driving on Hwy. 101, according to a press release.

At around noon, Oct. 30, OSP was called to a report of a man, identified as Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson, 21, of Siletz, allegedly assaulting a woman who was driving southbound on Hwy. 101 from Lincoln City to Toledo. He was the passenger of the vehicle.

Oregon State Police are seeking the public’s help locating Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson, 21, of Siletz, who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend while she was driving Oct. 30, 2017 on Hwy. 101 in Lincoln County. Photo provided by Oregon State Police, courtesy of Facebook.

Troopers responded and learned the girlfriend, an 18-year-old woman, was assaulted by Epperson while she was driving.

Police say Epperson was last seen near the Dairy Queen in Toledo, but is likely in the Siletz area. He is also reported to have connections to the Salem area.

Oregon State Police are seeking the public’s help locating Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson, 21, of Siletz, who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend while she was driving Oct. 30, 2017 on Hwy. 101 in Lincoln County. Photo provided by Oregon State Police, courtesy of Facebook.

Anyone with information concerning Epperson’s whereabouts is asked to contact OSP Northern Command Center at 1-800-452-7888.