Update: Further information has surfaced at the National Crime Information Center that Valentine is also the subject of a warrant out of California for possible charges of murder in that state. Details aren’t yet available. Valentine will be arraigned on local charges of attempted murder, arson and assault in Lane County Circuit Court this week.
Lane County Sheriff’s deputies picked up Buddy Valentine today in the Ten Mile Creek area and whisked him away to the Lane County Jail in Eugene. There, he was booked for attempted murder, first degree assault and arson.
The charges stem from an alleged assault on Valentine’s one-time roommate who was badly injured in the melee which involved different weapons, according to reports. The victim, who lived near Ten Mile Creek, was taken to the Trauma Unit at Riverbend in Springfield.
Residents say they are breathing a sigh of relief knowing Valentine is in custody.