Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, in cooperation with the Wallowa County District Attorney’s Office and Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, are continuing the investigation involving the arrest of an Enterprise-area man following a non-fatal shooting of another man Sunday evening.
Information authorized for release by Wallowa County District Attorney Mona Williams indicates on July 14, 2013 at approximately 8:12 p.m., OSP troopers responded to assist Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office at the scene of a reported shooting following a dispute on outdoor property at 63885 Williamson Road between Enterprise and Joseph. After the shooting, the alleged shooter, DANIEL KENT COURTNEY, age 47, a resident at the address, remained on the property.
Law enforcement officers from OSP, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Enterprise Police Department responded to assist Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office. OSP SWAT personnel also were requested to respond.
On July 15, at approximately 1:15 a.m., COURTNEY surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers asked OSP to be the lead investigating agency because COURTNEY had previously been employed as a deputy with Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office.
The person allegedly shot is identified as RANDY E. DICKENSON, age 53, from La Grande, Oregon. DICKENSON doesn’t reside at the Williamson Road property but is a family relative of COURTNEY. He was initially transported to a local hospital and then transferred by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. DICKENSON was shot at least once and is in critical condition.
COURTNEY was lodged in the Union County Jail on one count of Assault in the Second Degree.