Suspect in stabbing a no show for court

Suspect in stabbing a no show for court

EUGENE, Ore. - A man accused of stabbing a stranger downtown didn't show up for court Tuesday on charges that could carry a 7 1/2 year mandatory minimum prison sentence.

Dustin Wayne Renfroe, 28, got out of jail without posting bail or facing trial due to a lack of jail beds.

He didn't appear for court Tuesday, the Eugene Police Department said.

Eugene Police want to locate Renfroe, who is now wanted for Assault in the First Degree-Failure to Comply.

Renfroe was arrested for Assault in the First Degree on January 19, 2013.

The charges stem from a stabbing of a 31-year-old man, believed to be unknown to Renfroe, shortly before midnight on January 18, at Olive Street and W. Broadway, the Eugene Police department said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Assault in the first degree is a Measure 11 crime, so-called for the Oregon ballot measure that imposed mandatory minimum sentences on violent crimes against people. First-degree assault carries a minimum sentence of over 7 years.