Man Facing Murder Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a quiet, rainy day on Ruby Avenue, just outside of Eugene city limits Saturday afternoon. A much different scene after a chaotic evening in the neighborhood. “We heard the shots. We’re right on the other side of the road on the other side of the property,” said Darenda Brown. Something … Continue reading »

Education Program Returns to Jail

EUGENE, Ore. — After two years, the education program is back at the Lane County Jail. The program closed in June of 2012 because of budget cuts. But thanks to dollars from House Bill 3194, that passed just last summer, offenders have another chance at the world outside a cell. Charles Bukowski is a famous … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Assaulting Young Girl

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in the Lane County jail facing attempted rape and kidnapping charges. Police said the victim was under the age of 16. Police said 24 year-old Hansy Feuntes is facing five felony charges, accused of assaulting a young girl. Police arrested Fuentes Monday night. He’s facing several charges including … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Springfield Stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is in the Lane County Jail after he allegedly stabbed someone in the parking lot of a Walgreens. Police arrived at the Main Street store just after 8:30 on Wednesday night to respond to a call about a dispute. They say that James Jordan had asked a 70-year-old woman for … Continue reading »

Lane County Jail Doubles its Beds

EUGENE, Ore. — There were fewer criminals on the streets of Lane County Tuesday because the number of available jail beds in the county doubled. The Lane County Jail reopened 96 more beds on the heels of reopening 35 a week ago. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the extra beds are already filling up. … Continue reading »

Lane County Jail Adds More Beds

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Jail is finally seeing the results of the public safety levy that passed in May. It added 35 new jail beds Monday, which is just a portion of the total amount it plans to add by next week. The jail plans to add another 96 beds by the end … Continue reading »

Jail Receives Levy Funds

EUGENE, Ore. — Public safety levy funds will soon start flowing to the Lane County Sheriff’s jail. On Monday, 35 extra beds will be in the jail, and a week later there will be another 96. Currently, there are 125 jail beds available. Sgt. Steve French of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office says that extra space … Continue reading »

Stabbing Victim Upset With Jail Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just six days after a local man was booked in the Lane County Jail for stabbing someone, he was released. Capacity based releases are a pretty common occurrence at the Lane County Jail, but until now Jacob Hartman never felt impacted by these releases. That was before a man who stabbed him … Continue reading »

Jail Bed Capacity to Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Voters approved it, and now the Lane County Sheriff’s Office is making it a reality. More beds are about to be available at the jail. The jail now has the funding for this expansion since voters approved the public safety levy back in May. On July 1, the jail will open an … Continue reading »

Jail Beds to Re-open

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County public safety leaders wasted no time making plans with new funds that will come from the successful levy, passed Tuesday night. Early numbers showed 56 percent of voters were on board with the tax that will support jail beds and youth services. John Aarons at the John Serbu Juvenile Detention … Continue reading »

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