On April 6th, 2020, at shortly before 6:00 pm, deputies from the Marion
County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Cedar Court Apartments in the 3400
block of Silvercedar Place NE in unincorporated Salem. The victim reported they
were walking toward their apartment when a neighbor ran down the stairs toward
them while holding a knife. The victim was able to get inside, uninjured, and
called for deputies to respond.
When deputies arrived on scene they attempted contact with the suspect who
had gone back to his apartment and barricaded inside. After initial efforts to
get the man to surrender were unsuccessful, SWAT was called to the scene along
with trained negotiators. At just after 9:20 pm, the suspect exited the
apartment and was safely taken into custody.
Eduardo Espinoza Lopez, 34, of Salem has been lodged at the Marion County
Jail for charges including Attempted Assault 2, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and
Espinoza Lopez is scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 pm on April 7th, 2020, at
the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Landers
Cell Phone: 503-932-6341