Multi-agency Search for Suspect in Veneta area

Update: Suspect Caught Jan. 3

Update: Suspect Sean Lovewell Arrested

DETAILS: Sean Lovewell, the 29-year-old suspect that was spotted in the Veneta area on 12/28/2017, was arrested in Las Vegas on 1/3/2018 and is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada on multiple charges including Burglary. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone in the community who called in tips during the search.


Prior News Release from 12/28/2017

Earlier today just before 10 a.m., a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Veneta City Contract observed a male subject on Erdman Way in Veneta.  The subject matched the description of a suspect that deputies had been trying to locate since Wednesday, when he allegedly discharged a firearm during a dispute.  The suspect, 29-year-old Sean Lovewell of Veneta, is known to be armed.

Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area and were assisted by the Eugene Police Department and the Oregon State Police.  Law enforcement attempted to contact Lovewell and he fled the area.  An extensive search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, but Lovewell has not been located.

Lovewell is a white male, standing 6’6” tall and weighing approximately 210 pounds.  He is bald with blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who knows the Lovewell’s whereabouts to call 541-682-4141.

Authorities are advising the public to not attempt to contact or apprehend him.

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