Police: Person of Interest in homicide found

Police: Person of Interest in homicide found
Ladd Stewart Robson

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Officers in Springfield say they found the man Myrtle Point police named a 'Person of Interest' in a Wednesday morning homicide.

Ladd Stewart Robson, 54, reportedly left the area of Myrtle Point in a white Chevrolet van. 

Just after 6:00 pm, Springfield police received a call from a business near 14th & Main St. that a man was inside making statements about killing his brother. 

Officers responded and determined the person was Robson. 

He was detained by police and transported to the Springfield Justice Center, where investigators from the Myrtle Point Police Department and Coos County Sheriff's Office responded and took him into custody. 

Police say Robson led them to his van, which was located in a business parking lot in the Glenwood area.

Just before 9:45 am on Wednesday, a 911 call came in to Coos County about a man who was severely injured at a home on Ash Street in Myrtle Point.

Police and medical personnel arrived and found Lance Lucero, 61, who was suffering from severe injuries.

Lucero was taken to Coquille Valley Hospital, where he died around 10:30 am.

The Coos County District Attorney's office says Lucero died from 'Homicidal Violence.'

District Attorney Paul Fraiser said Wednesday that police had named Robson as a person of interest in the case.

Fraiser says he expects to formally charge Robson with murder Thursday afternoon.

Robson is believed to be the victim's half brother.