EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Eugene Police Property Crimes Detectives have arrested 21-year-old Antone Forrest Deedward Owens of Eugene after investigating a series of cases where the suspect broke into homes - sometimes on multiple occasions - and used the residents' computers to access Internet pornography sites. Owens was charged with three counts of Burglary in the First Degree (occupied dwelling), one count of Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing and Coercion.
In a few of the cases, the victims came home while the suspect was on the premises. In one instance, a female victim was menaced by the suspect after she encountered him exiting the home.
Between September 20 and October 20, 2011, residents of a home in the 2300 block of Polk reported someone had entered their house and accessed the Internet to surf pornographic web sites. In one incident, the residents' son reported he awoke to find someone in his bedroom.
On March 20, 2012, Eugene Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 2200 block of Van Buren in which the female resident reported returning to her locked home only to find it had been entered. Her computer was on, displaying pornography on the monitor. She also found lubricant, towels and a cell phone nearby. As she picked up the cell phone, she reported seeing the suspect standing outside her rear sliding glass door. She called 911 while he shouted at her, threatening to break the door. He pulled on the lock and came inside, coming at her quickly and threatening to kill her, then grabbing the cell phone andlubricant before fleeing out the back door.
On April 25, 2012, at about 12:29 PM, a man returned home to find an unknown male inside. He immediately called police and told them it looked as through the suspect had left through a back bedroom. The computer monitor in his house had pornography on the screen and there were towels nearby.
The investigation began when victims who lived in proximity to the suspect shared information about strange break-ins and computer breaches prompting them to make a police report.
If anyone has additional information relevant to the case or has experienced similar circumstances, they are urged to call Detective Chris Vreim at 541 682-5192.