Man accused of using furniture leg, pepper spray in assault and robbery – The Register-Guard

A Cottage Grove man is accused of using a furniture leg and pepper spray to assault and rob a man Tuesday in Lane County.

Tony Don Miller, 45, was arrested by Lane County sheriff’s deputies Thursday on Measure 11 charges of second-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

Miller also faces a charge of unlawful use of a weapon, a felony. The pepper spray was considered the weapon in this case, according to Lane County Circuit Court documents.

The location of the alleged incident was not immediately known and a message to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office was not returned. It is also unknown what Miller allegedly stole during the robbery. The victim, a male, was hit in the head with the wooden furniture leg during the ordeal, court documents show.

First-degree robbery carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 7½ years in prison and second-degree assault a mandatory minimum of nearly six years if Miller is convicted.


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