Man arrested after attempting to break into Newport real estate office

A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after attempting to burglarize a Newport real estate office, according to a release from the Newport Police Department.

At about 10 a.m., Aug. 21, police were called to the Mishey Real Estate office located near Hwy. 101 and NW 6th St. to a report of a suspicious subject.

Police say a witness reported a man had thrown a brick through the window of the business.

An officer arrived and located the suspect, identified as David James Caskey, 32. Caskey fled on foot a short distance before being confronted by the officer. After being confronted, Caskey allegedly pulled out a knife and made threats to harm himself.

David James Caskey, 32, was arrested Aug. 21, 2017 after allegedly attempting to break into a Newport real estate office. Photo courtesy of the Newport Police Department.

Additional officers, and deputies from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist with the situation.

Caskey, after a negotiation with officers, dropped his knife and surrendered. He was taken to an area hospital for observation, then transferred to Lincoln County Jail where he is lodged on charges of second-degree attempted burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft.



Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Leake at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455 or Text-A-Tip at 541-270-1856.