Eugene, Ore. – UPDATE: Joe Anthony Harker has been located and was taken into custody around 7 p.m., November 20. Police thank you for the tips!
EPD Street Crimes Unit is asking for the public to help identify the location of man with nationwide warrant. Joe Anthony Harker, age 38, of Eugene, was a suspect in multiple large SCU operations in 2022, including fentanyl drug dealing and child neglect cases. A previous news article is included for reference, below.
Harker skipped his court dates and is now wanted. On November 8, a Lane County Circuit Court Grand Jury indicted him on 30 counts and subsequently a current National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant has him listed for Unlawful Delivery Controlled Substance – Heroin, Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance – Heroin, Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine.
SCU believes Harker is in the Eugene area with his wife, Shayla Kay Lawray Bennett, age 28, who is a co-defendant but is not wanted as she is making her court dates. Bennett has been renting hotel rooms in the area, with both she and Harker staying in them.
Please contact SCU Officer Joshua Sundquist with information. He can be reached by text or phone at 541-868-5096. Information received will be treated as confidential .
Other articles about Harker:
Street Crimes Unit: Two Arrested for Firearms and Fentanyl
(Information from EPD)