Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s assistance locating assault suspect

Lane County Sheriffs are seeking the location of assault suspect James Allen Vaughn.

On Monday, Nov. 26, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault at the 39200 block of Row River Road in the Dorena area, where a male was reportedly struck with an unknown object. The victim, a 50-year-old male from Dorena, was left unconscious in the driveway of the residence as the suspect fled in a vehicle, reportedly almost running over the victim.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention for substantial head trauma. The Sheriff’s Office does not have an update on his condition.

Investigation had identified 48-year-old James Allen Vaughn of Eugene as a suspect in the assault. Vaughn is described as a white male standing 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. He is known to frequent the Cottage Grove and Row River Rd. area.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who has seen James Vaughn (pictured above with short hair and slightly longer hair), or knows where he is to call 541-682-4141.

Do not attempt to contact or apprehend Vaughn.

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