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 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 »

Local Fugitive Caught in California

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — A Springfield man, wanted for several local crimes, is sitting in a Southern California jail. David Friend is wanted for an attempted murder in Springfield in 2011. Officers say Friend and his brother forced their way into neighbor’s home, beating him and even shooting at him. Lane County deputies arrested Friend’s … Continue reading »