Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports that on June 16, 2022, Justin Allen Barr, 32, of Albany, was sentenced to 206 months in prison related to a crime spree he committed in Linn County on April 21, 2022.
The crime spree started at the Point S Tire and Auto in Millersburg where Barr broke the front glass door of the business and stole keys to vehicles that were waiting for service. Barr stole a 2008 Chrysler 300 and drove to the Tangent Inn Bar and Grill where he attempted to break the glass out of a door and window to gain entry. Barr was unable to enter the business and drove to the 7 Star Convenience Store in Halsey. Barr used a shopping cart to shatter the glass front door of the business and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise. Barr then drove to the Eugene area where the Eugene Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on him. Barr eluded the Eugene Police Department who terminated their pursuit. A short time later, the Springfield Police Department located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in which Barr yielded. Barr was arrested by the Eugene Police Department for Attempt to Elude a police officer.
Detectives of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on the Chrysler 300 that had been towed as a result of Eugene Police Department’s pursuit. Detectives seized keys from the vehicle that had been stolen at Point S Tire and Auto as well as merchandise that had been stolen from the 7 Star Convenience Store in Halsey. Detectives took Barr into custody on April 22, 2022, as he was being released from his charges of Attempt to Elude. Barr was taken to the Linn County Jail where he was booked on charges related to his crime spree in Linn County.
On June 15th, 2022, Justin Barr was convicted by a jury on fourteen charges related to his crime spree in Linn County. Barr was convicted of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, three counts of Theft in the First Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, five counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Attempt to Commit a Class C/Unclassified Felony, and Theft in the Third Degree, all resulting in the 206 month (over 17 years) sentence.