Strebendt claimed self-defense in the shooting death of David Paul Crofut, 53, after a minor traffic accident at South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield on Wednesday, January 29.
Springfield Police Sgt. David Lewis said Strebendt’s arrest stemmed from discrepancies between his account to 911 dispatchers and multiple witness testimonies.
"It just doesn't add up, that someone should have been shot in the incidence,” said Sgt. Lewis. "When we were notified about the indictment and the warrant, we actually when out looking for him.”
Gillette is on trial, accused of murdering his father James and his father's partner Anne McLucas.
Johan testified that he went to his father's home to get water on the morning of September 7, 2012.
He believed his father to be gone, and McLucas to be visiting family in Boston.
However, after being beckoned into his dad's bedroom by James Gillette, a heated discussion took place.
Johan claimed James threatened to kick him and Asia Seaton off the property.
Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A former professional mixed martial arts fighter who shot and killed a man after a minor traffic crash in January was arrested Thursday evening on a murder charge.
Gerald Roy Strebendt, 34, claimed self-defense in the shooting death of David Paul Crofut, 53, after a minor traffic accident at South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield.
The grand jury reviewed the evidence and issued a warrant for Strebendt's arrest.
Police took him into custody March 6 shortly after 6 p.m.
This is a developing story. Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more
Destiny Enebrad said she was near Springfield High School around 6:30 p.m. when she felt something hit her head.
Then she saw the blood.
Now doctors say they can't remove the projectile - and police may be unable to identify the assailant.
He’s a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.
Johan Gillette, the man accused of killing his father and his father's partner, is a gentle, loving person, the first witnesses for the defense said Thursday.
James Gilette described his close bond with older brother Johan
"We played tag. We hunted for snakes and lizards in the outdoors," he told the court. "Later on I tagged along with all his friends. They let me be full time quarterback a lot of the times and things like that. So they were really nice to me and let me play with them all the time."
Defense attorneys repeatedly asked witnesses to classify Johan Gillette as peaceful or not peaceful. The defense contends he killed his father in self-defense.
"Johan has always been incredibly gentle," friend Misty Declark said. "He's always avoided conflict."
The standardized test college-bound high school students take each year is changing.
Starting in 2016, the SAT will make the essay portion optional; update the vocab and math portions of the text; and remove the penalty for wrong answers.
NewsSource 16 spoke with the admissions office at the University of Oregon and the principal of South Eugene High School.
The changes are being well-received as a way to make the test more relevant to college-caliber work.
Maryln Balaban has been a long-term care ombudsman in Douglas County for 12 years.
Ombudsmen help with outreach and support for citizens living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
"We're advocates for the residents," Balaban said. "That means that we visit places and talk to residents and check to see how their care is and ask the residents if they have any questions or concerns."
Deputies say they found two vehicles that had driven into a large washout on Rimrock Road. Investigators say a culvert under the road failed due to heavy runoff.
The EuGenius Market has lost its lease.
The store at Gateway Mall rents out space to vendors who sell homemade goods.
The last day is March 29.