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Posted on: February 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Man Arrested After Fleeing 7.5-year Prison Sentence

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On February 23 at 8:44 p.m., Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit located and arrested Robbie Louis Rowland, age 50, who had fled a 7.5-year prison sentence after he attended his February 17 sentencing remotely and he disobeyed a judge’s order to turn himself into jail immediately. The February 17 sentencing was for 2020 new construction burglaries, in which appliances were stolen from homes under construction in the north Delta and River Road areas. He had also been arrested three times post-plea agreement and prior to his February 17 sentencing. This included his arrest after a pursuit with Springfield Police, where EPD apprehended him after he crashed on his motorcycle, breaking his arm, on Delta Highway. He then got arrested by Street Crimes Unit with drugs and money in his car and was arrested once again by an SCU officer, who wrote and was granted a warrant by a judge, for drugs in his trailer. When he showed up for sentencing on February 17, Rowland was given a 90-month prison sentence.


After Rowland failed to turn himself in to jail as ordered, the court issued a warrant for his arrest, SCU worked to capture him. SCU arrested Rowland during a traffic stop in the 700 block of W. 6th Avenue. Rowland will be sent to prison for his 7-1/2 year sentence, with other criminal charges still pending. Rowland has been a prolific offender and had been committing crimes in Eugene and Springfield.  Case 2102911

Robbie Louis Rowland

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