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Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Robbery after Domestic Assault - 12/11/14
On December 10, 2014, Investigators from the Corvallis Police Department arrested fifty-three year old Byron Pledger of Corvallis for three felony crimes stemming from an incident on November 26, 2014. On November 26, 2014, Pledger and his girlfriend more than twenty years, were involved in argument in a vehicle on NW 9th Street in Corvallis. During the argument, the victim exited the vehicle and walked across NW 9th Street to the Subway located at 2350 NW 9th Street to separate herself from Mr. Pledger.

The victim sat down at a table inside the restaurant and Pledger came in and out of the restaurant several times demanding she leave with him. According to the victim, Pledger threatened her, and demanded she leave with him, but when she refused, Pledger grabbed onto her purse. Pledger and the victim engaged in a tug-o-war for possession of her purse. Pledger pulled with enough force to cause the left side of the victim's stomach to be forced into the edge of the table. Pledger then left the Subway store with the victim's purse.

On December 4, 2014, the victim was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center where she was admitted for treatment of injuries sustained as a result of the assault and robbery.

On December 10, 2014, Byron Pledger was located and taken into custody for one count of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Coercion, and one count of Assault in the Forth Degree (Domestic/Felony). He was transported and lodged at the Benton County Jail on $187,500 bail.

A mug-shot photo is available at:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=2013004696
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Corvallis Police Request Assistance in Identification of Public Indecency Suspect (Photo) - 12/11/14
The Corvallis Police Department is asking for the assistance of the community in identifying the pictured individual. Between 11:00pm on December 9, and 2:00am on December 10, the pictured subject entered a number of local hotels. On two occasions, in different hotels, the subject exposed himself to female employees. He is a white male, in his twenties, with blond hair. If you recognize this individual, or have additional information, please call Officer John Stenger at 541-766-6911.
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Black Friday Theft Suspect Arrested - 11/28/14
On November 28, 2014, Corvallis Police responded to Fred Meyer, 777 NW Kings Blvd. for a theft report. Jacqueline Day Underwood, loaded a shopping cart with televisions, blue ray players, PS3 games, and clothes, and walked out of the store amidst the crowd of Black Friday shoppers. The value of the merchandise was in excess of $1500.

Underwood was contacted by police and detained. During the investigation by Corvallis Police Officers, Underwood was discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Underwood was arrested for Theft in the First Degree and Possession of Methamphetamine. She was transported and lodged at the Benton County Jail with a bail of $25,000.