Man crashes into Eugene business after allegedly stealing gun

A man crashed into a west Eugene business early Wednesday morning and was arrested with an allegedly stolen firearm, according to police.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 8:14 AM
Updated: Oct 7, 2020 11:52 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A man accused of crashing into a west Eugene business early Wednesday morning was later arrested with an allegedly stolen firearm, according to police. 

The Eugene Police Department said James Randall Lee Morgan, 36, crashed a Nissan Murano into the front of Mazama Sporting Goods on the 1000 block of Bailey Hill Road at about 3:35 a.m. He reportedly left the crash and headed toward Fred Meyer on West 11th Avenue. 

According to police, officers found Morgan and detained him and found a stolen firearm. He was arrested on charges of burglary, theft, felon in possession of a weapon and hit and run.

Staff at the store were cleaning up the damage Wednesday morning and said they expect to open as usual.

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