BEND, OR -- Bend Police arrested a burglary suspect, early Monday morning, after he was confronted by an armed homeowner. Officers were dispatched to the home on NW Nordic, just after 5:30 a.m. after a woman called 911 to report her husband was holding a suspect at gunpoint.
Investigators say 45-year-old Shelton White broke a window at the home and was trying to get inside when he was confronted by the couple. A struggle ensued as the 79-year-old homeowner tried to keep white out. Both men sustained injuries. The resident was treated at home, while White was admitted to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect doesn't appear to have known the residents, and Bend Police drugs and/or alcohol were involved. White is charged with Burglary I, Assault 4 and Criminal Mischief 2.