On January 7, 2017, at approximately 3:30pm, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to the Corvallis Public Library, for a report of a male being assaulted with a baseball bat. Officers contacted a male victim who had a deep laceration on his forehead. Officers learned the victim was attacked without warning and was struck with a baseball bat multiple times while on the second floor area of the library. The suspect then fled on foot with the bat in his possession. A second female victim was also identified who was struck in the hand by the bat.
Officers located a male nearby matching the suspect description, identified as 33-year-old Bradley Gentle of Corvallis. Gentle was in possession of a baseball bat at the time he was taken into custody.
The victims were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where they were treated and released. Gentle was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility on $275,000 bail.
Below is a link to Gentle's booking photo: