Man arrested in assault of 75-year-old at downtown library

Police said the man who injured her was last seen walking east on West 10th Avenue following the assault.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 12:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A man accused of assaulting a 75-year-old woman at the Eugene Downtown Public Library has been arrested.

Police said a community member spotted the man, recognizing him from surveillance images, and reported it to police.

MORE: WOMAN, 75, ASSAULTED AT EUGENE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

Jonathan Panday, 49, was arrested on Tuesday after an interview.

He was taken to the Lane County Jail on a second-degree assault charge.

The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 when the woman was trying to return a library book, police said.

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