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Man sentenced for setting fire to Eugene field

A judge ordered a man to serve jail time for intentionally setting a fire at a field in Eugene.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 5:02 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man has been sentenced for starting a fire in a field in northeast Eugene.

Ryan David James Murphy will spend 20 days in jail.

In August, police were called out to Striker Field near the Tennyson Apartments.

A witness chased Murphey through the field and over a fence, holding him until police arrived.

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