Eugene man admits he crashed Junction City weddings, stole $13K in gifts


    Brian Keith Starr, 42, of Eugene pleaded guilty Friday to charges of aggravated first-degree theft and felon in possession of a firearm. (Lane County Jail)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of crashing four weddings in Junction City on the same day and stealing more than $13,000 in gifts has pleaded guilty.

    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 42-year-old Brian Keith Starr of Eugene pleaded guilty Friday to charges of aggravated first-degree theft and felon in possession of a firearm.

    Court records show he also acknowledges he stole $5,300 in gifts from a fifth wedding weeks before his big haul on July 29.

    He received a 2 1/2 year prison sentence in exchange for his plea.

    Starr is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

    Starr became a suspect after one of the newlyweds he stole from circulated a photo that her mother took of Starr at the reception on social media.

    He was arrested in August.

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    Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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