Eugene, OR – Eugene Police Blotter. Stories from the men and women of the Eugene Police Department. This edition covers just one such incident on June 28, 2014.
Saturday Market Stabbing
Case No. 14-10822
Eugene Police responded to a report of a stabbing at the Saturday Market (Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza) at approximately 0955 the morning of June 28, 2014. While arriving officers located the victim, a 44 year old male, other officers began to search for the suspect who had fled on a bicycle. Multiple witnesses’ provided a detailed suspect description, as well as direction of travel, which aided police in locating him in Skinner’s Butte Park.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was evaluated and treated for multiple non-life threatening stab wounds.
The suspect, Brian Fredrick Ernest (9/9/1962), was positively identified by witnesses and was interviewed regarding his involvement in the assault. He was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of Assault 1 and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Additional witnesses are encouraged to contact the Eugene Police Department’s non-emergency number (541-682-5111) with information. The investigation is on-going.