Byline: The Register-Guard
Police searching for convicted rapist
Police are looking for a Lane County convicted rapist who has violated parole and is considered dangerous, a county spokesman said Friday.
The parole and probation officer overseeing Jeramy Adam Ball, 37, has asked the public not to approach him and to call 911.
Ball is described as 5-foot-6 inches tall, weighing approximately 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The Eugene Mission is listed as his address.
Ball was convicted of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy of a 46-year-old woman in 2006. He also has victimized a minor male, county spokesman Trevor Steele said.
Ball has been ordered to have no contact with minor males or minor females. He also has been ordered not to frequent places where children congregate or where alcohol is sold.
Ball was arrested for parole violations in October and December 2013, and in February, May and July of this year, according to the Lane County Jail logs.
Springfield man says he distributed fliers
SPRINGFIELD - Jimmy Marr, a Springfield resident, has claimed responsibility for distributing fliers in the city last week advocating for an all-white population.
Marr said he distributed the fliers at a Springfield High School pep rally. He said he intended to leave the fliers on car windshields while the pep rally was occurring Thursday, but was surprised when the event concluded a half-hour sooner than he expected and he ended up interacting with rally attendees.
The fliers sparked an anti-hate solidarity rally planned for 10 a.m. today at the Springfield City Hall outdoor plaza, organized by the Community Alliance of Lane County. Marr said he will not attend.
Marr has previously been involved with the Eugene-based pro-white discussion group Pacifica Forum, which was listed as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. That group disbanded in 2010.
FBI seeks suspect in bank robberies
A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday is now suspected of a third one, on Friday, according to the FBI. The latest robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside the Safeway store at 1500 E. Main in Cottage Grove.
The first robbery on Thursday was at a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Salem. The second robbery, also on Thursday, was at the Umpqua Bank branch at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene, the FBI said.
The suspect is desribed as white, in his late 30's to mid-40's, six-foot to six-foot two-inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He is of medium build, with brown eyes, investigators said, and his hair is a short stubble, possibly graying. In the latest robbery he was wearing a dark colored shirt or jacket, light colored pants, and blue tennis shoes, the FBI said. - The Register-Guard