Oregon’s Mill Casino RV Lot Multiple Murder Suspect to Appear in Court

Posted on: June 22, 2021, 01:03h. 

Last updated on: June 22, 2021, 12:11h.

The man accused of murdering three people, two at Oregon’s Mill Casino RV lot, and leaving a fourth victim critically injured is expected to appear in a Wisconsin courtroom as soon as this week.

An extradition hearing is to take place soon
North Bend, Ore. officials speaking on Friday’s triple homicide. From left: Mayor Jessica Engelke, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier, and Police Chief Robert Kappelman. Two of the fatalities were at The Mill Casino RV lot. (Image: KLCC)

Oen Evan Nicholson, 30, turned himself in to Milwaukee police early Sunday in connection with the North Bend, Ore. multiple homicides, which took place last Friday. He remained in custody on Monday and the upcoming hearing relates to whether he will return voluntarily to Oregon to face trial.

So far, the motive is unclear. Nicholson allegedly killed his father, Charles Simms Nicholson, 83. He left the body in a trailer at the RV park. He also allegedly ran over an elderly Florida couple at the RV lot. Anthony Oyster, 74, died at the crime scene. Linda Oyster, 73, was critically injured. As of Sunday, Linda Oyster remained in critical condition at a local hospital.

Following the hit and run, Nicholson drove to the Herbal Choice Marijuana Dispensary, also in North Bend. He allegedly fatally shot a woman in the dispensary. She was identified as Jennifer L. Davidson, 47, of Coos Bay.

Later on Friday, authorities found the Dodge pickup truck used by Nicholson to injure the Oyster couple. It apparently belonged to his father.

The truck was located in Lane County on Highway 126. It had crashed and was set on fire.

Abducted Driver Convinced Suspect to Surrender

Later that same day, Nicholson allegedly forced Laura Johnson of Oregon to drive him more than 2,000 miles to Wisconsin. The two were believed to be acquaintances.

Johnson was on her lunch break in Springfield, Ore. when he approached her. He was allegedly armed with a firearm.

They said she was forced to drive 33 hours to where they’re at. She was able to talk him into turning himself in,” Dennis Johnson, Laura Johnson’s father, told KEZI, an Oregon TV station.

“Laura is safe and unharmed and on her way back to Oregon,” Springfield police said in a statement after Nicholson surrendered.

Suspect Faces 10 Charges

Nicholson is currently facing charges related to 10 crimes. These include six counts of first-degree murder. There were three victims murdered, but there are a higher number of charges because of administrative reasons.

Other charges include a count each of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. He is also charged with two counts of failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons. Oen Nicholson could also face charges for the alleged abduction.

When Nicholson appears in Wisconsin court, he can waive extradition back to Oregon or he can contest it, Frasier said. If extradition is challenged, the process can take several months.

Nicholson’s last known address is in the North Bend area. It is a small town 218 miles southwest of Portland. It is on Coos Bay.