Strebendt Requests Change of Venue

EUGENE, Ore. — The man charged with murdering a driver during a road rage incident last year wants his trial moved out of Lane County. Lawyers for Gerald Strebendt filed a “change of venue” motion, citing prejudice, meaning they don’t think their client would get a fair trial in Lane County. Strebendt is accused of … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Charged with Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield man who says he acted in self-defense after shooting and killing another man on Bob Straub Parkway pleaded not guilty Friday. Police arrested 35-year-old Gerald Strebendt Thursday night. Friends of Strebendt say he’s an intelligent man with a conscious and this is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved. Strebendt pleaded … Continue reading »

Accused Shooter’s Attorney Speaks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More details are surfacing from the fatal shooting that happened on Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield last Wednesday. Springfield police say they’re still conducting the investigation but they have made progress on a few details. The crash which happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night on Bob Straub Parkway involved two drivers, … Continue reading »

Shooting Raises Self-Defense Questions

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police say they’re making progress in the investigation of a deadly shooting Wednesday night. Investigators say the man is claiming self-defense, but they’re dealing with some conflicting witness statements. Police say it happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night on Bob Straub Parkway. They say there was a crash between two … Continue reading »

Driver Claims Self-Defense in Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The man who Springfield police say shot and killed another man on Bob Straub Parkway Wednesday night is claiming self defense. Police are investigating whether 34-year-old Gerald Strebendt was justified in his actions when he reportedly shot a man who crashed into his truck. Officers are now asking witnesses to come forward to … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Deadly Shooting in Springfield

UPDATE: Springfield police say the man who was found dead of a gunshot wound after a crash on South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway Wednesday night was 53-year-old David Paul Crofut. They also found the other driver involved, Gerald Strebendt, at the location. According to investigators, Strebendt was driving a new, unlicensed black GMC Denali … Continue reading »