Man arrested after threatening to kill police

Man arrested after threatening to kill police

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police say a 32-year-old man was arrested after threatening to kill police officers and leading them on a foot chase.

Authorities say that at about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer was driving by the Wild Rose Tavern on SE Stephens Street, when a man allegedly screamed that he wanted to kill the officer.

The officer stopped and contacted the man, later identified as Nathan Lawrence Wilson, 32, in the alley near the bar.

The officer reports that Wilson threatened to punch him if he came any closer, and then ran back into the bar.

Officers say Wilson continued to threaten to kill officers once back in the bar.

When officers approached him, they say he lunged at them and then ran out the front door.

Officials say that after a brief foot pursuit and struggle, the man was taken into custody.

Police say when they searched him, they found Wilson to be in possession of Hydrocodone.

Wilson was charged by police with second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a schedule III controlled substance.

Wilson was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.