Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  06/25/2013 - 09:05
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Myrtle Creek Woman Arrested for Assault I  
Date/Time of Incident:  06/25/2013 - 00:30
Incident Location:  1034 N. Old Pacific Highway, #1, Myrtle Creek, OR  
Case Number:  13-2494  
Victim:  Layman, Eric / 49 yoa / Myrtle Creek, OR
Arrested:  Baltzley, Lonni Jane / 52 yoa / Myrtle Creek, OR

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at about 0030 hours, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and Myrtle Creek PD responded to a reported stabbing at 1034 N. Old Pacific Highway, Cabin #1, Myrtle Creek, OR. Eric Layman and Lonni Baltzley live at this address. Deputies found that Eric Layman, age 49, had been stabbed in the upper chest by his live-in girlfriend, Lonni Baltzley, age 51. Layman was transported by EMT’s to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.

Lonni Baltzley had no noticeable injuries that would indicate she had recently been assaulted. She was taken into custody without incident. She was charged with Assault I and lodged at Douglas County Corrections.

Detectives responded to both the hospital and to the crime scene to conduct further investigation to include a search warrant at the residence.

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