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Posted on: April 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 31st Suspect Arrested in May 2020 Riot Case

Photo of Ruby Jude JayMustafa

31st Suspect Arrested for Role in May 29/30 Riot Case


Eugene Police detectives are continuing to work the May 29/30 riot case and make arrests. Yesterday, April 14, Ruby Jude JayMustafa, age 22, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. at E. 11th Avenue and Oak Street, following a vehicle stop for her Attempt to Locate for charges stemming from her role in May 29 riot.  


She was lodged at the Lane County Jail on two counts of Riot, two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, and two counts of Theft in the First Degree. 


This is the 31st arrest in the case and investigators report there are more arrests pending.


This investigation is ongoing and EPD’s Special Investigations Unit has been able to identify a significant number of other suspects and is actively working to locate them for contact. SIU also is continuing to review large amounts of evidence and is investigating the suspects whose identities are not yet known. 


Additional arrests are anticipated. Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects, provide any information regarding other rioters involved in this incident as well as photos or videos of the incident that attendees may have taken and are willing to provide. The attached PDF contains suspect images. The TIP line is 541-262-5388.



On the night of Friday, May 29, and into the morning of Saturday, May 30, a peaceful protest in downtown Eugene devolved into a riot. While not everyone who participated in the original peaceful protest participated in the riot, several hundred individuals participated in widespread damage to property, burglary, robbery, assault, arson and other violent crimes. This was predominately centered around the intersection of 7th Avenue and Washington Street where the businesses sustained extensive damage and loss.


Since that time, members of the Special Investigations Unit have been conducting an investigation into these incidents with the goal to identify those who engaged in the crimes and arrest those individuals for the crimes committed. This continues to be a lengthy investigation, which requires reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance video along with available social media posts. Ultimately, detectives have been able to identify and arrests suspects.


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