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On 01/01/2024 at about 9:49am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1500blk of Maywood Ave. in Eugene regarding a Hit & Run vehicle vs. pedestrian crash that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, deputies learned that a male victim was injured when attempting to intervene and stop another person from stealing his vehicle.  

Deputies learned that the victim met the suspect the previous evening at an area restaurant.  The victim and suspect were at a residence in the 1500lk of Maywood Ave. the following morning together when a dispute ensued between them.  The victim reported that the suspect sprayed him with mace and menaced him with a knife before attempting to steal the victim’s truck.  The victim tried to climb into the truck to intervene and fell to the ground, possibly striking his head as the suspect sped away.  The truck was later recovered a short distance away.  

The suspect in this case is described as a white male adult in his 40’s with a ‘pasty white’ complexion.  He was thought to be over 6’1” in height with a slender build.  He had a red beard or goatee with blond hair.  

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.