Man accused of assaulting churchgoer in parking lot

Man accused of assaulting churchgoer in parking lot
Matthew Allen Kegley

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A man faces accusations he attacked a 69-year-old man in a church parking lot after a church function last week and left the victim with life-threatening injuries.

Springfield Police arrested Matthew Allen Kegley, 29, on Monday and booked him on one count of second degree assault.

Officers suspect Kegley in an attack December 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1162 B Street.

A 69-year-old Springfield man suffered head injuries in the attack that led to him being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Police couldn't locate the suspect December 5, but multiple witnesses saw the attack. Investigators said "information was developed" that led detectives to focus on Kegley.