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Springfield man arrested on multiple charges

SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man faces charges of kidnapping and menacing after an incident Monday evening in which he is accused of threatening the mother of his 1-month-old daughter with a gun, police said.

"Her statement was: He wouldn't let her leave and threatened to shoot her," said Springfield Sgt. Tom Borchers.

Police say the incident took place about 5 p.m. at the couple's apartment in the 400 block of West Centennial Boulevard in Springfield. The woman's mother called the police to the apartment after her daughter telephoned to say she was in danger. The daughter said she heard her boyfriend in the other room cock a gun. The infant was in the apartment at the time.

Police arrested the man at the door of the apartment and later found a stolen .45-caliber pistol inside, Borchers said.

Johnathan Brian Kelly, 24, was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of first-degree kidnapping, menacing, theft, felon in possession of a firearm, and a warrant from an earlier incident. His record includes earlier convictions for assault, trespassing and drug possession, Borchers said.

Paroled sex offender charged in rape case

Convicted sex offender Vincent Edward Oldham, who was sought by police after he absconded from parole and became a suspect in a recent rape, is back in Lane County Jail.

After seeking public help to find him, police got a tip that led to the arrest on Wednesday night. Oldham, 40, had dyed his hair blond in an attempt at disguise, said Joan Copperwheat, a supervisor in the county parole and probation department.

Oldham, who was on parole for rape, sex abuse and sodomy, is being held in lieu of a $93,000 cash security deposit for the parole violation and new charges that he raped a Springfield teenager. No trial date is set.

Tips lead to man's guilty plea over Lowell fire

A 20-year-old California man was fined $300 Monday for accidentally starting a fire that damaged a vacant office at the U.S. Forest Service Lowell work center in June 2003.

Tips from the public led investigators to Terry Michael Fuller, of Rio Dell, Calif. He admitted that he had been smoking in the area and did not properly extinguish a cigarette. Forest Service spokeswoman Patti Rodgers said investigators determined the fire was an accident. Damage was minor.

Fuller, who had been visiting a friend in Lowell at the time of the fire, pleaded guilty in federal court in Eugene to a misdemeanor charge of setting an unintentional fire.
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Title Annotation:Crime; METRO
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 30, 2004
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