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Posted on: February 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Menacing Suspect Taken into Custody After Deploying Knife

Menacing Suspect Taken into Custody with Minimal Force After Resisting Arrest, Deploying Knife

At 12:11 p.m. on February 21, Eugene Police received report of a trespassing subject, later identified as Robin Harrison Hart, age 34, at Columbia Bank, 2400 W. 11th Avenue. Hart had previously been trespassed for threatening an employee.


Hart was reported to have entered the bank, gone into an empty office, and had been taking pictures. He was told to leave by a female staff member and he did leave but shortly after came back inside and threw a bullet at the staff member, hitting her in the head.  


Hart left the bank and one of the officers searching for him found him at W. 18th and McKinley. Hart resisted arrest and tried to injure the officer’s eye area. The officer took him to the ground and then noticed Hart had deployed a large knife. The officer was able to pin the knife on the ground and two other officers arrived. The officers were able, with minimal force, to take Hart into custody. 


Officer Charles Fulton, age 29, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of lacerations and abrasions, then released. Although he was interested in continuing his shift, he was provided the rest of the day off. 


Hart was charged with: Criminal Trespass 2, Menacing, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Assault 2, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Warrant for FTA Telephonic Harassment.

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