Junction City Man Pleads Not Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. — A Junction City man accused of shooting a woman in the head pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon in court. Joseph Eska is facing charges of attempted murder. He’s accused of shooting Katie Prideflower Ortiz inside a Junction City home earlier this month. He’s also facing a felony assault charge. Eska will be … Continue reading »

Canyonville Shooting Suspect Wanted

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — The search is on for a suspect involved in a shooting in Canyonville may have been spotted in Creswell Wednesday night. Deputies say he is considered armed and dangerous. On Wednesday just before 5 p.m., deputies say 39-year-old David Allen Baumgaertel, of Myrtle Creek, shot a 23-year-old Canyonville man that was sitting … Continue reading »

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Lakeside man is in jail accused of attempted murder. The North Bend Police Department arrested David Wonnacott at the Eugene airport, Thursday. Details are still limited, but police say the 42-year-old tried to kill someone Wednesday in the 2300 block of Broadway. Wonnacott’s now in the Coos County Jail.

Friend Trial Wraps for the Week

EUGENE, Ore. — The trial of a man accused of nearly killing a Springfield homeowner wrapped up for the week on Friday. David Friend faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, assault and burglary stemming from a home invasion shooting on Harbor Drive back in 2011. The trial started on Wednesday and attorneys are expected back … Continue reading »

Attempted Murder Suspect in Court

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Anthony Rodrigues Jr. was arraigned Monday afternoon at the Benton County Courthouse. In an affidavit from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, more details are emerging about the suspect. Rodrigues sat emotionless as he faced a judge. Deputies say that’s a far cry from his behavior when he was arrested early Saturday morning. … Continue reading »

Attempted Murder Suspect Arraigned

EUGENE, Ore. — A suspect in an attempted murder in 2011 is back in Oregon to face charges. Police say David Robert Friend, Jr. was returned to Oregon Thursday after escaping to California. Police found and arrested him back in December. Investigators say Friend, along with his younger brother, broke into a Springfield man’s home … Continue reading »

Jury Finds Ochoa Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. — A jury says a Eugene man tried to kill another man by running him over with a truck. Jurors handed down their verdict Thursday. They found Frank Ochoa guilty on several charges, including attempted murder and assault. But they found him not guilty of trying to kill his estranged wife. Investigators say … Continue reading »