EUGENE POLICE NEWS RELEASENovember 24, 2013Contact: After hours/weekend Media Lline 541.682.5155
Home Invasion Robbery Suspects CapturedIncident 13-18737
At around 11:20 last night, two armed home invasion robbers threatened a male victim at gunpoint in his residence in the 700 block of E. 17th Avenue. The robbers left with cash, cell phones and other potential items.
The victim had a tracking application on his phone and police were able to track the suspects as they fled. A sergeant at 13th and Agate spotted the Dodge Stratus, driven by Demetrius Earl Hillman, age 20, of Portland, with passenger Conor Thurston Williams, age 19, of Portland.
The sergeant then saw the Dodge turning west on 13th, disregarding the closed-off section of University and he initiated a stop near 15th and Onyx. The Dodge fled and failed to negotiate the turn from Orchard Street to Franklin Boulevard and got stuck, straddled on the EM-X bus lane. Both occupants got out of the car ran toward Garden Avenue.
A perimeter was set up and an EPD K-9 team found Williams hiding in a brushy slough behind 1933 Garden Avenue. The K-9 located the driver, Hillman, in dense shrubbery next to 1997 Garden Avenue. The K-9 team and another officer extracted Hillman from the bushes. Then, Hillman fought with the police dog, and tried to run but was quickly taken back into custody, then to a hospital for evaluation following his fight. Doctors found other matters of concern, and admitted Hillman. It is unknown whether these matters are the result of Hillman resisting arrest or a pre-existing condition.
Williams was charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Interfering with Police, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Menacing. Charges for Hillman are pending. ###