Roseburg man assaulted over fireworks; 5 people arrested

They told KEZI 9 News that Hale claimed Aaron Pfannenstiel, 31, walked onto his porch and banged on the door after a verbal argument regarding fireworks.

Posted: Jul 4, 2020 9:47 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2020 11:37 AM

ROSESBURG, Ore. --- Five people were arrested after a man was assaulted in the Green District Friday night.

Around 10:50 p.m. Douglas County Emergency Communications Center received a call that Kenneth Hale, 63, had been assaulted by  neighbors at his own home. This happened on the 43 hundred block of Depriest Street in Roseburg.

Officials said Kenneth Hale was transported to Mercy Medical Center with facial injuries and a severe injury to his eye.

They told KEZI 9 News that Hale claimed Aaron Pfannenstiel, 31, walked onto his porch and banged on the door after a verbal argument regarding fireworks.

Hale said Pfannenstiel grabbed him by the throat. Officials said Hale took Pfannenstiel to the ground to protect himself.

Pfannenstiel yelled for assistance and Lynzey Pier, 39, Gauge Jackson, 21, and 2 juvenile males ran over and began striking Hale in the face and body. After the assault, the individuals involved fled to their residence and would not respond to law enforcement.

On Saturday, detectives executed a search warrant at the neighbor's home. 

Detectives arrested Aaron Pfannenstiel, Lynzey Pier, Gauge Jackson, and one of the juvenile males in conjunction with the assault. The second juvenile male was arrested away from the residence.

Aaron Pfannenstiel was charged with Burglary I and Assault II. Lynzey Pier and Gauge Jackson were charged with Assault II and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

The two male juveniles were arrested for Assault II and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center.

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