Former Sutherlin man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

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EUGENE, Ore. -- On Monday, March 13, Greyson Scott Lindenfelser was formally sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene to serve 20 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm used to facilitate methamphetamine trafficking, Douglas County authorities reported Wednesday.

On January 6, 2017, Lindenfelser pleaded guilty to first degree robbery in Douglas County Circuit Court in Roseburg and was sentenced to 90 months in state prison, which he requested to serve prior to transferring to federal custody in order to stay closer to family. Lindenfelser grew up in Josephine County and has family in Lincoln County, police said.

Lindenfelser has been in custody since September 16, 2014 when the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team tracked him to Creswell with assistance from the Springfield Police Department, and arrested him with assistance from the U.S. Marshall’s Office Fugitive Task Force.

At the time of his last arrest Lindenfelser was wanted on felony indictments out of Douglas County on multiple counts of first degree robbery, second degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon; most of those charges were dismissed pursuant to joint plea negotiations as described above, police said.

After Lindenfelser’s arrest, DINT identified his nearby hotel room and obtained a warrant to search for evidence of the robbery case; during that search, DINT discovered a stolen .45 caliber pistol alongside a pound and a half of Methamphetamine. Oregon State Police crime lab later identified Lindenfelser’s fingerprints on the pistol’s magazine, according to the report.

The Creswell case was subsequently adopted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for federal prosecution, along with a concurrent case against Lindenfelser in Benton County.

Lindenfelser’s 20-year sentence will be back-dated to his September 2014 arrest.

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