After a an investigation, Newport Police concluded that the man who robbed the US Market in Newport December 22nd was the same man being held in the Lane County Jail in Eugene, facing numerous robbery charges in the Eugene area.
Investigators received a tip which included a photo of the suspect. Investigators were able to link the information to the video footage taken from the robbery and identified Archie Havens as the suspect.
Havens’ clothing and a distinctive tattoo located on his hand, confirmed a positive identification.
Havens denied committing the robbery at US Market in Newport and refused to answer investigators’ questions.
On January 2nd, a Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted Havens on the charges of: Robbery I, Burglary 2, Unauthorized Use of a Weapon, Theft 1, and Menacing.
The Newport Police Department thanks everyone who provided helpful tips during the course of this investigation. This vigilance helped bring the suspect to justice.