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Two sentenced in connection with May 2020 riot in Eugene

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The two were charged with crimes that occurred when a peaceful protest in downtown Eugene turned into a riot.

Posted: Feb 22, 2021 3:42 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 3:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Two people who participated in the May 2020 riot in downtown Eugene have been sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court.

Cheyenne Mariah Bull, 26, of Eugene, was sentenced Monday to one year of probation and ordered to stay away from Starbucks. Bull pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of burglary, theft and riot.


Cheyenne Mariah Bull

James Bradley Blaylock

She was given credit for nine days already spent in Lane County Jail and told to have no contact with Starbucks, one of the businesses damaged during the riot May 29-30 near Seventh Avenue and Washington Street.

On Friday, James Bradley Blaylock, 24, of Eugene was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to riot, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree disorderly conduct. Counts of second-degree disorderly conduct and reckless burning were dismissed.

Bull and Blaylock were charged in connection with violent events that occurred when a peaceful protest in downtown Eugene turned into a riot. The violence was mainly near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Washington Street. The businesses in the area sustained extensive damage and loss.

Eugene police have arrested 25 people in connection with the violence that night. The investigation is ongoing and police say additional arrests are expected.

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