Quadruple homicide suspect receives additional kidnapping charges

COOS CO., Ore. — Oen Evan Nicholson, the man charged with killing four people and kidnapping another appeared in Coos County Circuit Court today. Nicholson received two additional first-degree kidnapping charges, and he was indicted on those charges by a grand jury.

Nicholson is charged with killing 74-year-old Anthony Oyster, his wife 73-year-old Linda Oyster, 47-year-old Jennifer L. Davidson, and his father, 83-year-old Charles Simms Nicholson on June 18th in two different North Bend locations.

Later, Nicholson allegedly entered 30-year-old Laura Johnson’s vehicle and forced her to drive him to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was found safe and Nicholson turned himself into authorities.

He is scheduled for a jury trial for the murder charges in March 2023.

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