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Suspect charged in road rage incident

Dalton Johnson was arrested for reckless endangering, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and first-degree theft.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 9:19 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2020 4:41 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene police have arrested Dalton Styles Johnson in connection with a road rage incident on New Year’s Day.

Johnson, 28, of Grants Pass, was arrested for reckless endangering, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and first-degree theft.

Police are calling the shooting near Seneca Road and Seventh Place a road rage incident based on vehicle ownership. Detectives are still looking for a silver Honda with black, spray-painted wheels that was involved.

The shooting happened Wednesday morning at 9:21 a.m. and involved the occupants of a white Dodge Caliber and the Honda. At least three shots were fired towards the Honda from inside the Dodge, which was parked in a lot near West 11th Avenue and Bailey Hill Road.

Both vehicles left the area, but police located two of the three people in the Dodge near the incident. A third occupant from the Dodge was later located by a Springfield police dog.

Anyone with information about the Honda are asked to call Eugene police at 541-682-5111.

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