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Deputies searching for stabbing suspect - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Photo) - 11/26/21

*UPDATE* 11/26/21 7:20PM

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has identified 40 year old Robert Gavin Bowers as a person of interest in yesterday’s stabbing assault in the South Jetty area south of Florence. Bowers is likely homeless and most commonly travels by foot.  Bowers could be armed and should not be approached. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to refrain from picking up hitchhikers and to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

Anyone with information regarding Bowers’ whereabouts is asked to call 911.

 

*UPDATE* 6:49 PM

Witnesses have described the suspect as likely having long blonde hair and facial stubble.

LCSO Case #21-6650

Deputies and Troopers are currently searching the area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area south of Florence for the suspect in a stabbing assault that occurred earlier this afternoon.  The suspect was last seen on foot headed into the dunes from the Goose Pasture ATV staging area. 

The suspect is described as a white male adult with long brown hair.  He is believed to be approximately 30-40 years of age and stands about 5’08” to 6’00” tall.  The suspect was last observed wearing a brown or black jacket. 

If you observe the suspect, please dial 911 and do not approach him.  Numerous police resources are on scene and actively searching the area.     

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Armed robbery suspects taken into custody - 11/21/21

On 11/20/21 just before 11:00am, Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Marcola Rd. and Hayden Bridge Rd. after receiving the report of an armed robbery that just occurred at the Hayden Bridge Landing. 

Deputies learned that a male and female had just robbed a person with a handgun and left the location in two different vehicles.  One of the suspects pointed the gun at the victim’s head and struck him with it during the robbery. 

A deputy located both suspect vehicles together in Eugene at about 12:16pm near the Dollar General store on River Rd.  Both robbery suspects were present and taken into custody without incident. 

The suspects were identified as 23 year old Cruz Sanchez and 19 year old Priscilla Luna.  Sanchez faces charges including Robbery in the 1st Degree, Menacing, Assault in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree.  Luna will be charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Theft in the 2nd Degree. They were both lodged at the Lane County Jail.

Fatal head-on traffic crash on Franklin Blvd. -- 11/16/21 - 11/19/21

*Correction to Earlier Date*  The victim in this incident, Sarah Johnson, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday, 11/17/21. 

 

LCSO Case #21-6476

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Tuesday, 11/16/21, has died as a result of her injuries. 

33 year old Sarah Rose Johnson of Creswell was driving a 2008 GMC Yukon southbound on Franklin Blvd. near Goshen on Tuesday evening when she was involved in a head-on crash with another vehicle.  The other vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Daniel Eugene Jackson of Eugene, had been traveling northbound on Franklin Blvd. just prior to the crash.  Jackson failed to negotiate a slight curve and drove into the oncoming southbound lane, causing the crash. 

Johnson suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  She died on the evening of Wednesday, 11/19.  Jackson suffered minor injuries during the crash. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or events leading up to it are asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1. 

Man arrested in shooting assault of wife (Marcola) - 11/15/21

LCSO Case #21-6397

Deputies and paramedics responded to the 39000blk of Woods. Rd. near Marcola on Friday after receiving the report that someone had been shot.  The victim’s husband called 911 and claimed that his wife had shot herself.

Upon arrival authorities discovered a 59 year old female with a life threatening gunshot wound to her neck.  She was transported to a local hospital but quickly flown to OHSU for emergency treatment.

Evidence on scene suggested that the victim’s husband, 57 year old Seven Illman, shot the victim.  Evidence also revealed that the suspect and victim had been in an argument just prior to the shooting.

Illman was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail on the charge of Assault in the 1st Degree.  The victim remains hospitalized with serious physical injuries. 

 

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Missing Person from Pleasant Hill (Photo) - 11/15/21

*UPDATE* 11/15/21

We are sad to report that Mr. Lamont was located deceased in a field on a property not far from his residence.  Medical conditions and exposure are being investigated as possible factors in his death. There appears to be no signs of foul play at this time. 

 

LCSO Case #21-6369

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 54 year old Abdul Lamont.  Lamont was reported missing by his roommate on 11/10/21.  Lamont unexpectedly left his address in the 83300blk of Enterprise Rd. in Pleasant on foot on Sunday (11/0/21).  Lamont left behind most of his personal property and did not appear to make any preparations for travel.  This type of behavior is not typical of him.

Although Lamont’s destination is unknown, he is believed to possibly have friends in the McKenzie Bridge and Creswell areas.  He also has previously frequented the Saturday Market in downtown Eugene.  Lamont has a cell phone but it has not been active since he was reported missing.

Lamont is described as a black male adult standing approximately 5’08” and weighing approximately 145lbs.  He has black/gray hair and brown eyes.  He was last observed wearing a brown corduroy jacket, jeans and gray slippers.

Anyone with information regarding Abdul Lamont’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.   

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Armed suspect crashes vehicle then steals another at gunpoint - 11/12/21

*UPDATE* 11/12/21 4:36PM

The suspect in this case has been identified and taken into custody. 22 year old Travis Scott Rich, a Cottage Grove area resident, will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including but not limited to: Robbery in the 1st Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

 

*UPDATE* 11/12/21 2:59PM

The stolen vehicle in this case has been located.  Investigators are still working to identify the suspect. 

(This update was previously posted to the news release on an unrelated case.  We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.)

 

LCSO Case #21-6387

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect in a carjacking incident that occurred overnight in the 77000blk of Mosby Creek Rd.  Just before midnight Friday morning, a citizen reported that he went to check on the occupant of a crashed vehicle.  The driver of the crashed vehicle pointed a black gun at the citizen and stole the citizen’s blue 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup (pictured).  The stolen truck is described as a quad-cab model with a blue matching canopy.  It had Oregon Plate #351CGK on it at the time it was stolen.  The stolen truck was last seen traveling southeast from the crash scene in the direction of Blue Mountain School Rd. 

Deputies and officers from the Cottage Grove Police Department quickly saturated the area but were unable to locate the suspect or stolen vehicle.    

The suspect is described as a white male adult in his twenties.  He has a thin build and stands approximately 5’08”.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans. 

The suspect in this case is to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.  If you have information about this case or the suspect’s whereabouts, please contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 3.  If you observe the suspect and vehicle call 911.        

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Missing Person (Photo) - 11/06/21

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Shane Eldor Sprenger. Sprenger was last known to be near the Blue River Reservoir area possibly mushroom picking. Family had communication with Sprenger until approximately 7:30 a.m. on 11/03/2021. At that time, Sprenger told a family member that he had lost his keys to his truck and needed a ride home. 

Sprenger’s truck was located by family on 11/05/2021, but Sprenger was nowhere to be found. Cell phone location information placed Sprenger in the area of Blue River Reservoir, but the phone was turned off on 11/04/2021. Sprenger was last seen wearing a camo jacket and dark colored work pants.

The Sheriff’s Office is utilizing volunteer Ground Search & Rescue K9 teams to search for Spregner, however Sprenger may also have left the area.  The Sheriff’s Office is not requesting any additional assistance searching the area as the presence of untrained searchers can hamper official search efforts.

Anyone with information on Sprenger’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 682-4150. Reference case number 21-6268.

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