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Second man charged with Timber Linn Memorial Park death

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Abel Sanchez-Anaya

A second Albany man has been arrested in connection to the Oct. 10 homicide at Timber Linn Memorial Park.

Abel Sanchez-Anaya, 18, was  arraigned on one count of second-degree murder in Linn County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Court documents allege that Sanchez-Anaya caused the death of Joshua Johnston-Partain, 22. He was booked into Linn County Jail on Thursday. 

The Albany Police Department located Sanchez-Anaya in Lane County on Wednesday, according to a news release from APD. The release states detectives developed information that led to finding Sanchez-Anaya's location around the Halsey area.

Elijah Crump, 20, was previously charged with second-degree murder for the same homicide. Crump was arraigned on Thursday, Oct. 14 and ordered to be held without bail in Linn County Jail. The next hearing in his case is set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

The release states that Sanchez-Anaya was with Crump during the shooting that killed Johnston-Partain. The relationship between the two suspects was not immediately clear.

According to APD, authorities received a call about the shooting at 10:49 p.m. Oct. 10. Officers found Johnston-Partain lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.

Johnston-Partain died from his injuries at a local hospital.

During Thursday's arraignment, Judge Michael Wynhausen ordered Sanchez-Anaya to be held without bail in Linn County Jail. His next court appearance in the matter is set for Nov. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Albany Police Detectives at 541-917-7686.


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