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At 8:17 p.m. on April 15, callers reported a fight involving a group of people near W. 14th Avenue and Grant Street. Once Eugene Police arrived, they learned a man later identified as 32-year-old Dominick Deon Baker, had had a dispute with a woman and her family. During that incident, Baker is reported to have produced a handgun and threatened people before leaving in a Honda Accord. An officer spotted the sedan pulling into a driveway a few houses away. 

When two officers tried to contact and speak with Baker, he refused to get out of his car and barely rolled down his window. An officer saw an empty holster in the center console. The officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, but that did not work and they had to resort to extricating Baker. However, he rolled up his tinted windows, locked the doors, and turned on the ignition. An officer quickly used his vehicle to pin the car from the back and two others broke a couple of windows to maintain observation on Baker. 

They took Baker into custody shortly thereafter and he was lodged at the Lane County Jail for four counts of Menacing, Menacing APA (domestic violence), five counts of Unlawful use of a weapon, DUII, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Reckless Endangering.

Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the vehicle by a judge. During their search, officers located a handgun in the car.  

Case 24-05378


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