Creswell stabbing suspect has white supremacist criminal history

Police said a Creswell man stabbed another man at a mobile home park on Friday.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 12:45 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2018 7:46 PM

CRESWELL, Ore. -- A Creswell man was arrested after leaving the scene of a stabbing Friday night.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office said Jacob Albert Laskey, 37, stabbed a man at the Creswell Mobile Home Park in Creswell on Jan. 19.

Resources: U.S. v. Laskey

Laskey had already left the mobile home park by the time deputies arrived, according to the sheriff's office. They said they found him in Springfield later that night.

Deputies said Laskey and the 41-year-old victim knew each other. The victim was treated for his injuries.

Laskey was booked into the Lane County Jail on charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, and criminal trespass.

This isn't Laskey's first run-in with law enforcement.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice website, in October 2002, Laskey and four other members of the Volksfront white supremacist group broke windows at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene after throwing swastika-etched rocks at the synagogue during a service.

Laskey tried to persuade a witness not to testify against him, and he solicited co-conspirator Jesse Baker to kill potential witnesses and to call in a bomb threat to the federal courthouse in Eugene, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Then, between 2004 and 2005, Laskey tried to intimidate Baker to keep him quiet.

He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2007. He was also ordered to pay $896.64 restitution to the Temple Beth Israel. 

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