Arrest Made in Pioneer Park Hatchet Attack

Eugene native Xooz White has been arrested for attacking Gary Schaeffer with a hatchet last Thursday.

At an illegal campsite near Pioneer Park, White, age 34, struck Schaeffer several times in the head with a hatchet. Schaeffer was rushed to Samaritan Regional Medical Center with injuries described as serious. White is charged with first degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to a release from the Benton County District Attorney’s Office, the Corvallis Police Department dispatched officers at 7:18 p.m. last Thursday. Schaeffer told officers he believed the attack resulted from a conflict over the use of friend’s car the two were sharing.

Earlier this month, White was released after being arrested for failure to appear on charges that included: Carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, assault, and theft.