Creswell, Public Safety & Health

Shooting leaves 2 dead, 3 arrested

Breanna Dapron, 20, succumbed to her injuries after a Jan. 19 shooting in a residence on West 18th Avenue in Eugene. She was a two-sport star at Creswell High, where she graduated in 2021. 

EUGENE — Shots fired at a Eugene residence led to the arrest of three people and two deaths, including a 20-year-old Creswell resident. 

The Eugene Police Department received a call of shots fired late in the evening on Jan. 19 at a home at 2810 W. 18th Ave. Arriving units found Breanna Don Dapron, 20, of Creswell, suffering from life-threatening injuries. She later succumbed to her injuries at an area hospital. Dylan Wayne George, 31, was found deceased inside the residence.

Vaughn Pierre Derry Jr., 24, of Eugene, was arrested on Jan. 23, and Dejuan Debrail Stevens, 24, of Eugene, was arrested the next day. Both have been arrested on two counts of Murder in the First Degree and one count of Robbery in the First Degree. 

A third person was arrested on Jan. 27, Mridul Raghav,  21, of Eugene, and was  charged with two counts of Murder in the Second Degree and a count of Robbery in the First Degree.

EPD believes this was a targeted incident and that investigation is ongoing. EPD asks that anyone with information about this case to contact the tip line at 541-682-5162.

Dapron, a 2021 Creswell High School alumna, was a two-sport star, in volleyball and basketball, and her coaches say she was arguably Creswell’s greatest-ever all-around female athlete. In her junior year, she made first-team all-league in volleyball and was named all-state in volleyball and basketball. 

“She was super talented, definitely one of the most talented players I’ve coached,” Creswell volleyball coach Anna Baltrusch said. “She was always smiling and she was everybody’s friend.”

Creswell girls basketball coach Tyler Hollingsworth agreed, saying, “She was definitely the most dominant big that I’ve ever coached. We weren’t very good, but she got second in MVP voting – she averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds. She had more skills than what we were able to show with her.”  

She is is survived by her parents, Daryl and Brenda Dapron; brother Wes Violette; brother Dustin Dapron and his girlfriend Kaya Reimche; nieces Rylea Violette and Addie Violette; grandparents Don and Judy Violette; paternal grandmother Joyce Dapron; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A GoFundMe has been established to help the Dapron family with medical and memorial services. A Celebration of Life will be held on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Creswell High School. 

Ron Hartman contributed to this report. 



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