EUGENE, OREGON – Police identified and arrested two men from southwest Eugene from a standoff on Thursday evening.
The men identified were a Matthew O’Neil, age 22, and Alexander Steven King, age 21, who are currently in custody at the Lane County Jail on many charges. These charges originally stemmed from a shot fired at the Prospect Park Apartments. The first suspect, O’Neil, has pending charges on account of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct of the second degree, reckless endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon, and delivery of prescription drugs to a minor. The second suspect has pending accusations of disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer.
Statement of the final charges will take place on Monday afternoon. The police returned to the scene of the crime on Friday morning. In doing so, circumstantial evidence could be more easily found in the daytime. The police discovered a stolen firearm, and many other weapons, and drugs from the apartment. The Sergeant refused to identify the specific types of drugs until they are 100% sure. Although, there is confirmation of 700 pills and six pounds of marijuana.
Details of the Standoff
The standoff was a result of many late-night complaints and many occasions of suspicious activity reported by neighbors. King, although in the apartment while the stand-off occurred, was not residing in the apartment. His residence is not identified at the moment, but there is an expectation of similarities to O’Neil’s apartment. No injuries occurred at the stand-off and there were no other persons within the apartment.
Neighbors reported shots fired at 4:30 PM in their 911 call on Thursday evening. When the police responded and attempted contact with King and O’Neil, both ignored the police and further action. A crisis negotiator and a SWAT team dealt with the stand-off for hours. It wasn’t until 10 P.M. that the two came outside and were arrested.