EUGENE, Ore. — Police arrested two Eugene men who allegedly ran from a car crash and were involved in a home invasion.
A manhunt started after a crash happened at Southwood Lane and Country Club Road. EPD says a motorcycle officer noticed a speeding SUV, and as units moved to pull it over it crashed into another SUV. That’s when the suspects allegedly jumped out and took off running.
Officers say they found a handgun in the SUV driven by the suspects.
“When we got a person into custody, initial indications are that he might be a crime victim though he was not originally cooperative with police, so we are still trying to sort out whether he is a suspect or a victim,” said Lt. Doug Mozan, Eugene Police Department.
That person turned out to be one of the suspects.
Police arrested Peter “Joey” Cuddie, 27, and Zachary Michael Lobue, 29. Officers say the men had just committed a burglary at a home in the Ferry Street Bridge area. Both are charged with burglary, theft, and felony hit and run.