Junction City, Ore. – At about 3:01 PM on September 21, 2022, DUSTIN (DUSTY) WILLIAM LINDSAY, age 50 of Junction City, walked into Cherries bar located at 1710 Ivy Street in Junction City, OR, pointed a pistol at both bartenders, and demanded they give him the money from the cash register.
Lindsay fled the scene on foot, but not before firing a single bullet from his pistol into a video lottery machine, endangering at least three people in the bar.
Lindsay was identified as suspect within minutes of the incident, but it has taken an extensive and collaborative investigative effort between the Junction City Police Department, Eugene Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Lane District Attorney’s Office to compile all evidence and identify his whereabouts.
Shortly after 7:00 AM on Thursday, October 13, 2022, during the execution of a search warrant, Lindsay was taken into custody without incident at his Eugene residence. Multiple items of evidentiary value were located and seized by Eugene and Junction City Police. Lindsay was lodged at the Lane County Jail on multiple charges unrelated to the Cherries robbery.
On October 14, 2022, the Junction City Police Department arrested Lindsay on the following charges related to the Cherries incident:
Felon in Possession of Firearm
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Recklessly Endangering another person (3 counts)
Criminal Mischief I
This is yet another excellent example of the success that can be realized through unified and cooperative partnerships.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information they believe could be related to this incident is urged to contact the Junction City Police at 541-998-1245.
(Information from the Junction City Police Department)