LCSO: Man Beat, Doused in Lighter Fluid

8-27 blurred buddy valentineYACHATS, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say assaulted his roommate and then doused him in lighter fluid.

Deputies say the alleged victim, Herbert Purol, told them this happened as he and Buddy Valentine were in their home on the 95-thousand block of Highway 101 in Yachats. Purol said they were listening to music in the living room when Valentine attacked him.

Medics rushed to Purol to Peace Harbor. He was later taken to Riverbend Hospital for multiple injuries. His condition is unknown.

The 62-year-old Valentine has a number of aliases including Byron McArthur&  Byrom McArthur. There are several variations in the spelling of the names.

If you’ve seen Valentine (pictured right), call 911.

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