Harrisburg, Ore. – On October 5, 2018, Eugene Police Department detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit arrested THOMAS WILLIAM COPELAND, age 30, , of Milwaukie, for the murder of Frank Joe Ledgett. Age 69. Copeland was arrested at approximately 5:30 pm in Harrisburg with assistance from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshalls. Copeland is charged with MURDER and UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON.

THOMAS WILLIAM COPELAND mugshot murder Eugene Oregon lane County Blind Pig
THOMAS WILLIAM COPELAND mugshot

A female subject was also detained as part of the investigation at the time of Copeland’s arrest and later released. There are no outstanding suspects in this case.

Eugene Police Department Patrol had received a report of shots fired at 2750 Roosevelt Blvd in Eugene. The call was received at 12:06 a.m. on October 5, 2018. Officers responded and located a deceased victim at the scene. Frank Joe Ledgett. Age 69.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Frank Joe Ledgett. (Click here)

Frank Joe Ledgett murdered
Frank Joe Ledgett

Eugene Police would like to thank the Springfield Police Department, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and US Marshalls Service for their help with this investigation.