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At around 7:13 p.m. on January 25, multiple Eugene Police officers responded to Papa John’s Pizza at 54 Division Avenue after a man was reported pointing a firearm at employees. 

An officer arrived on scene as two men were detaining the suspect, later identified as Charles Burke Niemeyer Jr., age 43. They helped the officer take Niemeyer into custody.  

An investigation found Niemeyer had driven to the Mini-Pet Mart nearby and appeared intoxicated. He was looking for an item and an employee tried to assist, but Neimeyer began insulting the employee and following him around. Another Mini Pet Mart employee called the manager at Papa John’s Pizza, who confronted Neimeyer and told him to leave the property. Niemeyer who had an unconcealed firearm in his waistband, pulled it out and pointed it at him. The manager retreated into the store and Neimeyer tried to enter. A delivery driver in the area saw what was going on, found an opening, and tackled Neimeyer. The driver and the store manager fought with Neimeyer and held him down until the officer arrived. A firearm was recovered.

Niemeyer was arrested and transported to Lane County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, DUII, Menacing, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Case 24-01186

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