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SH man collides with suspect allegedly fleeing assault

A Sweet Home man’s car was involved in a collision with another vehicle driven by a man fleeing the scene after he allegedly threw a hatchet at a group of juveniles and then chased them with a knife in the Marcola area Wednesday, May 27.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday of a male throwing a hatchet at a group of juveniles and chasing them with a knife at Marcola Road and Old Mohawk Road. Deputies responded and investigation indicates that a group of juveniles, accompanied by an adult, encountered 47-year-old Justin Rex Turner, whose city of resi...