UPDATE: 10/19/2022 7:40pm
RYAN JOSEPH BELL , one of the three suspects in the Graystone Loop murder investigation, is now in the Lane County Jail as of 7:40pm tonight. Freeman is still in custody in Denver Colorado according to jail records there. Link to Freeman’s Denver jail record: https://denvergov.org/inmatesearch/details/2022449485/0000932656
Cayden Reed Torkelson 22-year-old male | Springfield Oregon
Ryan Joseph Anthony Bell | 19-year-old male | Eugene, Oregon
Anthony Freeman | 18-year-old male | Eugene, Oregon
Juvenile Suspect | 17-year-old male | Eugene, Oregon
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
On October 4th, 2022, at 10:53 PM Springfield Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the 6100 block of Graystone Loop in Springfield regarding a male victim, Torkelson, who had a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injures.
Springfield Police Department Detectives were called to the scene and located evidence that indicated that the victim’s death was a homicide. They worked endlessly throughout the next several days and were able to identify three suspects involved.
On October 5th, 2022, the Juvenile Suspect was located in Corvallis, Oregon and apprehended. The Juvenile remains in custody. Information was learned through interviews and investigation that the additional two suspects, Freeman & Bell, fled the state. Working with multiple agencies, detectives were able to confirm that Freeman and Bell had fled to Denver, Colorado. On October 10th, 2022 the two suspects were contacted by Denver Police and again attempted to flee, this time on foot, but were captured blocks away without incident.
Springfield Police Detectives travelled to Denver and worked with Detectives there to continue the investigation. At this point, the investigation is ongoing.
If any member of the public has information regarding this case, they are being asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3721.
All three suspects are being held on charges involving the crimes of Murder II and Robbery I. The two suspects currently in custody in Colorado will be held pending extradition.
Springfield, Ore. – At approximately 10:30 pm on October 4th, 2022, SPD patrol officers responded to the area of the 6100 block of Graystone Loop regarding a medical emergency that had been reported to 911.
Patrol officers arriving at the scene rendered aid to an individual, who was transported by medical personnel to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield.
That individual later succumbed to their injuries. Detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Based on information gained in the initial investigation, Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the death.
The identity of the individual is being withheld at his time. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing.
If any member of the public has information regarding this case, they are asked to contact Sergeant James Wilson of the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714.
(Information from SPD)