Inmate Plot Exposed

EUGENE, Ore. — We just received word from Lane County Sheriff’s Office that they’re dealing with a potential plot to kill a Lane County prosecutor and witnesses to a crime. That plot, according to the sheriff’s office, is being formulated by a current inmate being held on charges. Not much is being told to us … Continue reading »

Two Released Inmates Return to Jail

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County released 32 inmates Thursday due to a lack of beds. Within 24 hours, two are accused of re-offending. Officers re-arrested one within just an hour of his release, and the other was arrested less than a day after getting out. One of the men, Christopher Weaver, who allegedly robbed a … Continue reading »

35 Jail Beds Cut

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of happiness was coming from the inmates. Some saw their sentences reduced drastically. Meanwhile, those working in the jail are growing more frustrated by the day. The jail doors opened Thursday morning and out walked a large group of inmates. All beaming because their time behind bars was cut short. … Continue reading »

Released Inmate Arrested for Robbery

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than an hour after the Lane County Jail released more than two dozen inmates, one of them landed back in the jail. Investigators say Christopher Weaver got out at 11 a.m. Fifty-five minutes later he’s accused walking into the Pacific Continental Bank on High Street, giving a teller a note and … Continue reading »

More Inmates to Be Released

EUGENE, Ore. — More Lane County inmates will walk out the jail Thursday morning because of budget cuts. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is closing 35 more beds. The U.S. Marshals Office stopped renting as many beds, which resulted in a loss of revenue and is the reason for these new cuts. But we won’t … Continue reading »

Jail Lets Out Nearly 100 Inmates

EUGENE, Ore. — Budget cuts forced Lane County sheriff’s deputies to release nearly 100 people from the jail last week, all because of the dwindling number of jail beds. The sheriff’s office says 24 sentenced offenders got out early between Nov. 5 through Nov. 11. Sixty-six pretrial defendants were also released early, and the jail’s … Continue reading »

More Jail Beds Cut

EUGENE, Ore. — More problems for the Lane County Sheriff’s Office as it announced it will cut 35 more jail beds. So with all the problems, why was there no measure brought to voters to help fund the jail? The sheriff’s office says the track record for voters passing issues in Lane County hasn’t been … Continue reading »

Lane County Plans to Cut More Jail Beds

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s Sheriff says he plans to cut more jail beds. Sheriff Tom Turner made the announcement this Wednesday morning. He says U.S. marshals are renting fewer beds in the Lane County Jail, which means a revenue loss of about $750,000 a year. The cuts would drop jail capacity down to 135 … Continue reading »

Teen Arrested for Stealing Car, Eluding

SPRINGFIELD, Ore–  Springfield Police have arrested a teen they say stole a car, and then ran from them. On Thursday night, an officer attempted to pull over 18-year old Ricky Meyer for a traffic violation.  He attempted to drive off, and after a short pursuit, police say Meyer crashed into a utility pole, and then ran away … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested After Car Chase

SPRINGFIELD, Ore– A man is in jail after leading Springfield police on a car chase in a stolen car. It happened around 9:30 on Monday night.  Police pulled over a vehicle that had been reported as stolen earlier in the day. As officers approached the car, the suspect took off, leading police on a chase … Continue reading »

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