On Friday, August 5th, at approximately 1:05am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a call that someone had been stabbed at a residence in the 84000 block of Cloverdale Rd. The caller advised that her ex-husband had stabbed her boyfriend before departing the location on foot.
Deputies quickly arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures including CPR. Medics arrived and also attempted to revive him, but the victim did not survive. The victim in this case has been identified as 49 year old Justin Wayne Gardner of Creswell.
An extensive area search was conducted however the suspect was not immediately located. He was identified as 42 year old Brandon Travis Lamb.
Later in the morning detectives from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Springfield Police Department tracked Lamb to an apartment complex near 1st St. and F St. in Springfield. He was found in a vehicle in the parking lot and taken into custody without incident.
Lamb was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Assault in the Second Degree. Authorities say that this case is still under active investigation.