Incident Summary:

06/16/2000: Two environmental activists and anarchists, Jeffrey Luers and Craig Marshall, were responsible for setting arson, suspectedly via the use of bombs, at the Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership in Eugene, Oregon in the United States. The arson destroyed three pick up trucks including a 2000 Silverado, causing about $40,000 in damages. There were no casualties in the incident. The two men were indicted for this and an attempted arson the previous month. Leurs was found guilty and initially sentenced to 22 years in prison for the two incidents, but the sentence was later reduced to 10 years. Marshall plea bargained, and was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison.

GTD ID:
200006160006

When:
2000-06-16

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oregon

City:
Eugene

Location Details:
On Franklin Boulevard

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Joe Romania Chevrolet
Specific Description trucks at Chevrolet dealership in Eugene, OR
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $40,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
bombs suspected as cause of arson
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The perpetrators were also responsible and sentenced for an attempted arson at an oil company the previous month (52700).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Environmentalists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Allison Tallmadge, "Opening Arguments begin in arson trial," The Oregonian, May 31, 2001."
"Allison Tallmadge, "Activist found guilty of Arson, Faces measure 11 sentence," The Oregonian, June 6, 2001."
"Two suspects plead not guilty to arson, bomb charges in truck sales lot fire," Eugene Register-Guard, June 24, 2000."