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Man arrested after robbery and gas leak at Lane County Fairgrounds

Mann is being held in the Lane County Jail, charged with robbery and criminal mischief.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 12:08 AM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 10:39 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A man was arrested after a robbery and gas leak on Sunday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Eugene Police say 42-year-old Christopher Mann robbed a person and broke a propane tank line.

The leak forced homeless people currently sheltered at the fairgrounds to evacuate.

Police found Mann nearby and arrested him.

Investigators on scene said no one was hurt and the homeless people were allowed back in shortly after the scene was cleared.

Mann is being held in the Lane County Jail, charged with robbery and criminal mischief.

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