Victim Survives and Suspect in Custody after Sexual Assault – Albany

Category: News
Posted: September 22, 2022

Albany, Ore. – On September 21, 2022 at 5:53pm the Albany Police were called to a residence in the 4200 block of Ramona Pl SE Albany for a report of a sexual assault.



Witnesses reported a female was crying and bleeding in the front yard of a residence. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital where she was treated and released. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect met earlier in the day at Ma’s Dairy Farm Tavern and then returned to his residence.



Upon officers arrival, they surrounded the residence as they believed the suspect was still inside the home. The suspect, Jeffrey Thomas Richards, age 68 refused to exit his residence or comply with Albany Police. Approximately 11 hours later, Albany Police executed a search warrant for Jeffrey Richards and his residence. Police forcibly opened the front door of the residence and during the service of the search warrant, Jeffrey Richards surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.



Jeffrey Richards was arrested and lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:



Sodomy in the 1st degree
Unlawful sexual penetration in the 1st degree



This is an active investigation and additional charges are pending. Police believe there have been similar incidents involving Mr. Richards and are seeking any information from the public. Anyone with information, please contact Albany Police Department Detective Gabe Flores at 541-917-7680.



News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 22nd, 2022 2:12 PM

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