James Packard, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Detective Dave Burroughs of the Eugene Police Department were returning to Eugene from investigative work in the northern Willamette Valley around 6 p.m. when their car was surrounded by vehicles driven by members or associates of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, according to Eugene police."We could see him on his cell phone following us," Burroughs said of one of the men, "and a short time later one of the other gang members were ahead of us on the road to the right."Packard, who was driving, took evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision in the busy construction area north of the I-105 interchange.
"They ran us off the road onto the shoulder," Burroughs said. "At that point we put on our lights and sirens and they backed off."
The two officers recognized the drivers of the other vehicles, according to police.
Police arrested Justin James Deloretto, 26, of Turner within minutes of the incident. Police later located Matthew Aaron Weiss, 24, of Eugene in Creswell. Police took Nathan Andrew Cassidy, 22, of Creswell into custody in Eugene following a traffic stop at 11 p.m.Police charged all three men with two counts of attempted assault in the second degree. The charges are subject to change following review by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.
"It was scary," Burroughs said. "I felt like I was in danger."
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