Suspect in Eugene standoff faces multiple charges

The man was arraigned in the hospital.

Posted: May 6, 2020 4:26 PM
Updated: May 6, 2020 4:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A man accused in a standoff at a townhouse in south Eugene was arraigned May 4.

Police said Scott Gardner, 54, of Eugene was arraigned by a Lane County Circuit Court judge at his hospital room, where he is expected to stay for several weeks after being shot by officers on April 13.

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He faces charges in the standoff and in an additional case, including: first-degree criminal mistreatment, second-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, interfering with making a report, resisting arrest, two counts of first-degree mischief with a firearm, two counts of first-degree attempted murder related to the standoff, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm.

The gun involved in the case is a semi-automatic rifle.

Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow ruled the shooting of Gardner by SWAT at the scene justified as reports showed Gardner intended to fire his weapon and officers feared for the lives of those at the scene.

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