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Billy Edge wanted for new vehicle thefts

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

A Gates man convicted in June for multiple cases related to burglary and car theft is wanted in connection with additional recent stolen vehicles and for failing to appear for Drug Court.

Billy Raymond Edge, 32, is wanted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office as a person of interest in numerous stolen vehicles cases, including an incident in Lyons when deputies attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle suspected to be driven by Edge but were eluded.

Edge is also wanted on a no-bail warrant after failing to appear in Linn County Circuit Court for a Drug Court hearing Nov. 14. He had been in violation of the conditions of the program, including allegedly cutting off his GPS ankle bracelet Nov. 7 and leaving it in the bushes outside the Parole and Probation Office.

Those with information on Edge’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact Det. Connelly, 541-967-3950. Residents who locate Edge should not approach him directly.

Edge is known to frequent Lyons and Mill City. Residents in the area, along with residents of Gates, Scio and Stayton, are encouraged to keep their vehicles locked.

He was arrested May 16 after turning himself in for a string of car thefts and burglaries in the area between October 2021 and May 2022. At the time he was under a prior Drug Court agreement related to multiple Linn County cases involving vehicle theft, burglary, eluding police and trespassing for incidents between October and November 2021.

He re-entered Drug Court in a plea deal struck June 21 after he pleaded no-contest in the new cases, and has since received multiple sanctions for program violations ranging from several hours of community service to multiple days in the Linn County Jail.

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