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On 12/18/2023 at around 11:45pm, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault in the area of McKenzie View and Coburg Road.   The female victim had been sprayed with mace before being knocked to the ground and kicked in the face and stomach. The suspect then took her keys and cellphone before fleeing on foot. 

Deputies began searching the surrounding area for the suspect.  Deputy Thomas and his K9 partner, Bruno, located him on a footpath nearby.  The suspect was taken into custody and identified as 41-year-old Joshua Jones.

Jones was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Assault in the 4th Degree, Menacing, Robbery in the 3rd Degree and Unlawful Use of Mace in the 2nd Degree.


Just prior to this call, Deputy Thomas and Bruno had finished assisting the Eugene Police Department search for a shoplifting suspect near the West 11th Wal-Mart. Bruno located that suspect hiding under some brush in a nearby canal.