Arrest                                                                         CASE # 19-7239

LOCATION: Cheshire, Oregon

ARRESTED:   Blake, Edward Augustus 43 of Cheshire

CHARGES:     Rape 1 (ORS 163.375)

                          Causing another person to ingest a controlled substance (ORS 475.908)

VICTIM:          30 year old Female of Springfield

DATE/TIME:    September 26, 2019 @ 0940 hours

On September 11, 2019, Springfield Police began an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred within the city limits of Springfield. The victim alleged that she was sexually assaulted and that she was drugged during the incident.

Springfield Police Detectives identified the suspect as Edward Augustus Blake of Cheshire and confirmed that he works as a paramedic. SPD detectives served a search warrant on Blake’s residence where they recovered evidentiary items, however Blake was not taken into custody at that time.

Springfield Police Department has been working closely with Eugene-Springfield Fire in the furtherance of this investigation, which lead to the arrest of Blake on today’s date. He was taken into custody at his residence without incident. Blake was lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

The investigation is ongoing. SPD encourages anyone with information on this case to contact Detectives at (541) 726-3721.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721