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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested After Assaulting Man Parking Car at Valley River Center


On September 10 at 9:10 p.m., Eugene Police were called to Valley River Center. A Eugene man, age 27, with his girlfriend as passenger, had pulled into a parking space near H&M. Once he was there, he reports another man, later identified as Kevin Warren Jackson, age 31, of Anchorage, began throwing items at his vehicle. The victim said he told Jackson to stop and asked him if he was ok. Jackson then approached the victim`s vehicle, at which point the victim let Jackson know he had a firearm (validly possessed), without pointing it at Jackson, then the victim put his firearm away. He reports Jackson reached into his vehicle through the window and grabbed him by the shirt, and proceeded to punch him in the face several times before leaving and entering a van nearby.
 The victim called 911 and then after police arrived to speak with him, he left in his vehicle to go to the hospital for an evaluation of his facial injuries. Officers made contact with an occupant of the van and were told Jackson had taken methamphetamine and heroin recently.  While responding, they learned Jackson also had a warrant out of Deschutes County. Jackson was located hiding under some blankets in the van and officers told Jackson he was under arrest and to exit the van. Jackson was refusing to come out of the vehicle and was reaching around the vehicle’s miscellaneous items, which was an immediate officer-safety concern. 


Several officers arrived with less-lethal tools, and eventually officers resorted to breaking a window and shot pepper balls, which did not force Jackson out. An officer deployed his taser, and Jackson became semi-compliant. Officers were able to pull Jackson out of the van and take him into custody. Eugene Springfield Fire medics evaluated Jackson on scene according to policy after a person is tased. 


Lane County Jail staff denied Jackson’s custody for medical reasons and Eugene Police transported Jackson to a local hospital for further evaluation. After being medically cleared at the hospital, Jackson refused to walk out of the hospital, causing officers to carry him. Jackson thrashed around and refused to enter the back of the patrol vehicle. He dropped all his weight and fought and hooked an officer’s leg, and then a short while later bit him. Jackson was placed in a flexible restraint device and then into the patrol vehicle, where he continued to thrash violently, striking his head on the steel bars. Once at the Jail, Jackson continued to be disorderly. Deputies took over and eventually were able to bring Jackson into the Jail. Jackson was lodged on charges of Assault, Unlawful Entry Motor Vehicle, Interfering with a Police Officer, and his warrant. Case 21-14190

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