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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SCU Makes Arrests for Two Armed Robberies

Photo of Suspect Trenton Lee Fryer-Keating

In the Fall of 2019, there was a home invasion robbery that did not get initially reported to EPD. EPD became aware of it through an unrelated case and began investigating it.  There was also a robbery on April 13 involving one of the suspects from the 2019 case. Street Crimes Unit took up both the cases and yesterday was able to wrap it up with three arrests and one additional suspect pending charges. 


For the 2019 Home Invasion Robbery Case - On April 13, the Street Crimes Unit arrested the first suspect, Michael Nicholas Vincent, age 45, of Eugene, on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree. The second suspect, Trenton Lee Fryer-Keating, age 24, of Eugene, was arrested yesterday at a residence in the 1300 block of Willagillespie. SCU received information that Fryer-Keating was at the home. Due to his prior history, the nature of the crime, and the high possibility he was armed, SCU called SWAT to aid in the arrest. Fryer-Keating was hailed but did not come out. SWAT deployed a distraction device and Fryer-Keating hid in the backyard. He was taken into custody there. Fryer-Keating, was arrested on charges of  Robbery in the First Degree, and he also had warrants for Elude Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Recklessly Endangering in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Fryer-Keating is also facing robbery charges for an incident on April 13, 2020 (Case 20-06312). 


The third suspect in this case is currently incarcerated at prison and charges are pending.


The robbery on April 13, 2020, occurred at 7:02 a.m. in the 900 Block of Owen Loop North. Two suspects were armed and attempted to rob another man of items. The victim accessed a sword and struck one of the suspects, who retreated. The victim ran inside his trailer and the window on the door was smashed. An investigation found the suspects to be Fryer-Keating and Ralph Dudley Thornhill. Thornhill was arrested in the area of Dove and Taney yesterday around 4:06 p.m. on a Parole Violation, and he was cited for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (felony). He is facing charges in the April 13 incident.  


Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit

The SCU has been funded by the Community Safety Initiative and focuses on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. SCU has been proactively responding across the city to quality of life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. 

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