Eugene man arrested on robbery and drug charges after trying to escape in river

Two people were arrested Friday morning on multiple charges after a one of them robbed a person’s bicycle, according to a press release from Eugene Police.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Broadway at 2:31 a.m. Friday morning to a call of a man being robbed of his bicycle.

The robbery suspect, William John Amos, 44, of Eugene, reportedly jumped into the Willamette River to avoid capture.

William John Amos, 44, of Eugene, was arrested June 9, 2017 after allegedly robbing a man of a bicycle. Photo courtesy of Lane County Jail.

Officers were assisted on boat by the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, and a K-9 located Amos. The stolen bicycle was recovered.

Amos is charged with second-degree robbery, interfering with police, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

Police say Kristina Loveda Powell, 31, was with Amos, Powell was also arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and three warrants.

Kristina Loveda Powell, 31, was arrested June 9, 2017 in Eugene, Ore. on warrants and drug charges after her accomplice, William John Amos, 44, was arrested on robbery and drug charges. Photo courtesy of Lane County Jail.

Both suspects remain lodged in Lane County Jail.