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Police subdue, arrest knife-wielding man

A 26-year-old Eugene man was arrested Friday after he threatened to slit his throat and scuffled with deputies, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

At 8 p.m. deputies were called to a home on Dalton Drive to investigate a restraining order violation.

They found David Roy McCullen in a back bedroom of the house. McCullen armed himself with a skinning knife and held it to his throat, deputies said. He insisted he did not want to go to jail, and made motions of cutting his throat, deputies said.

McCullen then pulled up his shirt and cut himself across his chest. Deputies eventually persuaded McCullen to drop the knife, but as they were attempting to arrest him, he fought them and attempted to grab the knife, deputies said.

He was ultimately arrested and was treated at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He was charged with resisting arrest and two counts of violating a restraining order. McCullen was taken to Lane County Jail.

Woman steps into path of delivery truck

SPRINGFIELD - A woman who stepped into the street was struck by a pizza delivery truck Friday night, police said.

The woman, who was not identified, was in the intensive-care unit at SacredHeart Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, said Springfield police Sgt. Tom Borchers. Her age was not available.

Details were sketchy as to why the woman happened to be in the roadway. The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at Main and 19th streets.

REGION

Domestic fight leads

to car crash, police say

COTTAGE GROVE - A 33-year-old man who was suspected of endangering his wife and her children turned himself in to police on Saturday.

Travis Theodore O'Brien of Cottage Grove was lodged at Lane County Jail on charges of reckless driving, four counts of reckless endangerment, hit-and-run driving and three counts of assault.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, O'Brien became enraged after an argument with his wife, according to Cottage Grove Officer Doug Skaggs.

She left the couple's house in a 1997 Chrysler van with her children - ages 12, 10, and 8 - for a cooling-off period.

O'Brien followed his family in another vehicle, a 1990 Ford Aerostar, and began chasing them in a reckless manner, Skaggs said.

O'Brien repeatedly rammed the rear of the van, causing it to lose control.

The van then left the roadway, rolled over several times and came to rest in a nearby yard in the 900 block of South Sixth Street in Cottage Grove, Skaggs said.

The occupants of the Chrysler van were taken to Cottage Grove Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, Skaggs said.

O'Brien's van was damaged extensively, and he fled on foot. He turned himself in to police around 6 p.m. Saturday.
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Title Annotation:General News; METRO
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Date:Apr 17, 2005
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