By News-Register staff • 

Shots fired on Third Street, suspect in custody

Nathan Adam Scates
Nathan Adam Scates

McMinnville police responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Northeast Third and Ford streets shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.

Multiple shots were fired and a female victim was struck a single time in the thigh by a round, according to Capt. Tim Symons. He identified the shooter as Nathan Adam Scates, 37, of Lake Oswego

The victim was transported to the Willamette Valley Medial Center, where she was treated and released. 

Scates was apprehended a few blocks from the scene and charged with the Class C felonies of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon, one count of second-degree disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and three counts each of menacing and recklessly endangering another person, a Class A misdemeanor.

He was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on $47,500 bail, and will likely be arraigned in circuit court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the McMinnville police anonymous tip line at 503-434-2337. 



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