Suspect in Cherries Armed Robbery Tied to More Robberies

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Eugene, Ore. – On October 13, Eugene Police arrested a Eugene man, who EPD’s Property/Financial Crimes was investigating as a suspect in four local, armed robberies. A search warrant was also served that same day.

Dustin (Dusty) Lindsay 2021 mugshot

Shortly before 7 a.m. on October 13,  Dustin William Lindsay, age 49, was taken into custody at his north Eugene home, off Beltline. He was arrested without incident after Eugene Police’s Property/Financial Crimes Unit, SWAT, Drone Team, and Crisis Negotiation Team served a warrant at his home. Lindsay is being investigated as a suspect in four local business robberies, including the Sandy’s Deli robbery during which the suspect fired a shot inside the business. (prior release below)

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Lindsay was wanted for previous firearm possession cases and was supposed to turn himself in for sentencing for those previous cases on October 10, 2022. Eugene Police Property/Financial Crimes Unit detectives wrote and applied for a search warrant with a local judge on October 11, 2022. The search warrant was served October 13, 2022.

Other local robbery cases in which Lindsay is being investigated as a suspect include:

  • Anna’s Deli, 1600 Coburg Road, on August 6, 2022
  • Baileys Café, 1680 Coburg Road, August 27, 2022
  • Cherries, Junction City, on September 21, 2022 (during the robbery a shot was fired by the suspect into a video lottery machine)

Subsequent to the search warrant on October 13, Junction City Police sent officers to further investigate their case (Cherries).

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Charges are still pending in the cases. To date, Lindsay is being charged with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree.

Original story from EPD:

Eugene, Ore. – At 7:31 a.m. today, August 25, Eugene Police units were dispatched to a robbery with a gun at Sandy’s Deli, 4925 Barger Avenue. The suspect was reported to have fired a shot inside the business and fled the location with the cash. No one was injured.


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Multiple Eugene Police units including patrol officers and detectives arrived and began searching for the suspect. He was not located in the area despite a dedicated search.


The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, with a heavy build and he was last seen wearing a black military-type jacket, black cargo pants, a black Nike hat with a white logo, a black Nike zip up. He also had on clear-frame sun glasses with bright-blue lenses. Case 22-12824

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If anyone has tips in this case, please call 541.682.5111.

(Information from EPD)

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Original story from Junction City Police:

Junction City, Ore. – At about 3:01 PM on September 21, 2022, Dustin 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.

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On October 14, 2022, the Junction City Police Department arrested Lindsay on the following charges related to the Cherries incident:

  • Robbery I
  • 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.

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