Victim of Eugene rampage urges mercy

Victim of Eugene rampage urges mercy

Victim of Eugene rampage urges mercy

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A man whose meth-fueled rampage terrified workers at a downtown Eugene office building has been sentenced him to 20 days in jail and must undergo drug treatment.

Matthew Madden pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession, criminal mischief and harassment.

Three police officers who responded to the May 18 incident were taken to a hospital after breathing fumes from a container of cleaning solution that Madden overturned.

Prosecutor Bill Warnisher says the incident occurred when Madden was "extremely disoriented" after a 72-hour binge of meth use.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports that only one victim attended Thursday's hearing, and she asked the judge to emphasize treatment and counseling instead of prison.

Sheri Konowitz said Madden without meth "equals a good looking, 21-year-old kid with his entire life ahead of him."

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