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February 27, 2014
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Roseburg man suspected of swinging billy club

A man started coming onto the Roseburg High School campus Tuesday morning swinging a billy club, but was intercepted by a school employee who told him to leave, officials said.

The man was contacted a short time later running down the middle of Harvard Avenue and arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including possession of methamphetamine.

Andrew Levi Barnes, 19, of Roseburg was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and possession of methamphetamine.

Barnes is suspected of trespassing on high school property at about 7:30 a.m.

Assistant Principal Larry Rich said the school employee saw the club-swinging man on the sidewalk and approaching the campus. The man left when he was ordered to and apparently didn’t have any contact with students, Rich said.

Police said the man ran up onto Interstate 5 and was reported walking in the freeway median and swinging the club.

He then ran down onto Harvard, where he walked in the turn lane and was stopped at Harvard Avenue and Maple Street by Oregon State Police.

Barnes was in custody today in lieu of $60,000 bail.

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