Corvallis Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Robbery after Crime Spree
On January 31, 2016, 20 year old Trenton Huber of Corvallis was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after a series of crimes at several locations.
The series of incidents began with a 911 call in the 3100 block of NW Foxtail Plc. The caller, who was in his vehicle with his family in front of their residence, reported Huber approached their car and told them "I'm not going to hurt your family." Huber then tried to open the doors of the vehicle but was unable to get inside because they were locked.
Huber walked away from the initial caller's vehicle and encountered a father and 11 year old son on the bike path near the south end of NW Shooting Start Dr. Huber approached the father and son and told them he wanted to know where their car keys and house were. Huber then grabbed the 11 year old boy; put him in a headlock, almost choking him out while walking him down the bike path. The boy's father responded by striking Huber in the back until he released the boy. Huber then threatened to kill the father and son, before they fled to their residence. Huber did not follow them.
As the father and son victims were calling 911, Huber encountered his next victim at NW Shooting Star Dr. and NW Morning Glory Dr. Huber approached woman in her 20's who was in her vehicle at the intersection. Huber knocked on the driver's window and told the victim he needed help. When the victim rolled her window down to see what kind of help Huber needed, he pointed a handgun at her face and got into the back seat of her vehicle. Huber then kidnapped the woman and forced her to drive him from the area. She drove him away from the area while he held the gun to her head.
During the kidnapping, Huber told the female victim she was going to party with him and his friends. Huber took the victim's cell phone and struck her multiple times when he thought she drove too fast, or too slow, keeping the gun pointed at her at the same time. Huber also fondled the victim while she was driving. At one point during the drive, Huber became enraged with the victim and kicked out a rear window of her vehicle. During the drive, the victim tried to convince Huber to release her. When she stopped at the intersection of NW 27th St. and NW Van Buren Ave., the victim convinced Huber to let her out of the car. The female victim got out of the car and fled to a business on NW Monroe Ave. Huber stole the victim's car and drove away.
Huber took the victim's car and drove to the 900 block of NW 25th St. He parked the car in the driveway of a residence and got out of the car, leaving the handgun behind in the vehicle. Huber walked away from the stolen car, and after about a half block, he encountered another victim. Huber approached a male walking in the area, pulled out a knife, and confronted the man, telling him he was coming with Huber. Huber slapped the male victim, and handed him the keys to the stolen car. The male victim did not go with Huber, but fled to another location and called 911.
Huber fled from the confrontation with the male victim to a nearby residence in the 2500 block of NW Lincoln Ave. He kicked open the back gate to the residence and entered the back yard. As responding Corvallis Police officers began to arrive, Huber jumped the fence into an adjacent yard in the 2500 block of NW Coolidge and entered the residence through an unlocked door.
Inside the NW Coolidge Way location, Huber was confronted by a male resident. Huber grabbed hold of the resident, but did not further harm him. Huber was taken into custody by Corvallis Police Officers as he exited the NW Coolidge Way residence. As he was being taken into custody, Huber told officers he had not hurt anyone, and asked to get a citation for MIP so he could leave.
Huber's entire crime spree lasted 29 minutes.
Huber was charged with the following crimes:
Robbery in the 1st Degree Kidnapping in the 2nd Degree
Kidnapping in the 1st Degree Attempted Kidnapping in the 2nd Degree
Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts) Coercion (3 counts)
Unlawful Use of a Vehicle Menacing (3 counts)
Harassment (2 counts) Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree
Criminal Trespass in the 1st Degree Sex Abuse in the 3rd Degree
Assault in the 4th Degree Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Attempted Unlawful Entry t Motor Vehicle Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree
Pointing a Firearm at Another
Huber is currently lodged at the Benton County Jail. His bail is set at $868,500. Huber's initial appearance in Benton County Circuit Court is scheduled for February 1, 2016, at 1:20pm
A mug-shot is available at the following link:
Corvallis Police Arrest Two in Connection to Homicide
On January 18, 2016, at about 1:45pm, 43 year old Michael A. Deyette II was arrested on a Benton County Circuit Court warrant for Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The arrest was in relation to the homicide of 29 year old Jason Scott Williams outside Shari's restaurant on January 15.
Deyette was arrested outside a residence in Forest Grove with the assistance of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Forest Grove Police Department. Deyette was arrested without incident. Search warrants were served at two locations in Forest Grove. Deyette was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged on $1,000,000 bail.
Also arrested in this case was 35 year old Brooklyn F. Sheppard of Forest Grove. At about 6:25pm, Shepard was arrested for one count of Murder under an aid and abet theory. She was lodged at the Benton County Jail. Shepard was present on the night of the shooting at Shari's and was injured at the scene. Shepard and Deyette are neighbors, and are romantically involved.
Deyette was linked to the crime by a piece of forensically analyzed evidence discovered at the scene.
Deyette and Shepard's initial appearance in Benton County Circuit Court will be January 19, 2016, at 1:20pm.
Mug-shot photos will be available at the following link:
The Corvallis Police Department would like to thank the community and all of the law enforcement agencies who assisted in the investigation.
Corvallis Homicide Update @ 5:45 - 01/18/16
For investigative purposes the updated release scheduled for 5:30pm must be delayed. The release is anticipated to be made around 6:30pm.
Corvallis Homicide Update - 01/18/16
Corvallis Police will be releasing an update regarding the Homicide outside Shari's Restaurant on January 15, 2016. The update is anticipated by 5:30pm.
Corvallis Shooting Update 1/16/16 @3:45pm - 01/16/16
Corvallis Police investigators, with assistance of multiple local law enforcement agencies, continue to investigate the homicide of Jason Scott Williams. There is no new information for release at this time. The tip line for this case remains in operation; however, the number has changed to 541-766-6913. If you have any information please call the tip line 24 hours a day.
Corvallis Police Release Name of Victim in Shooting - 01/16/16
On January 15, 2016, at about 7:45pm, Corvallis Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of NW 9th St., near Shari's restaurant. When officers arrived they located two victims who had sustained injuries from gunfire while in the parking lot of the restaurant. One victim sustained a non-life threatening injury, the other victim died at the scene.
The deceased victim has been identified as 29 year old Jason Scott Williams of Corvallis. Williams died at the scene from injuries he sustained during the shooting. An autopsy will be performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland.
A second 35 year old female victim from Forrest Grove, also sustained a minor injury during the shooting. She was transported from the scene to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center via ambulance. She was treated for her injuries and later released. Her name is being withheld at this time.
The second female victim and Williams are acquaintances, and had been at the restaurant together prior to the shooting.
At this time the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Corvallis Police, Benton County Sheriff's Deputies, Benton County Search and Rescue and the Linn Benton Major Crime Team continue to investigate and search for evidence at the scene.
Corvallis Police continue to ask for anyone with information, or who may have seen something suspicious around the time of the shooting, to call 541-766-6913.
Corvallis Police will continue to update the community as new information is available for release.
Shooting Update as of 1:20am - 01/16/16
Corvallis Police will continue to investigate the shooting incident on NW 9th St. through the night. There are no additional details available for release tonight.
Investigators continue to request anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area of the shooting please call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6919.
The next update will be after 8:00am.
Shooting Update as of 11:30pm - 01/15/16
There is no new information to release at this time. Investigators continue to actively investigate and process the crime scene. If anyone has information, or observed something suspicious in the area of the shooting, please call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6919.
The next update will be at 12:30am.
Shooting Update as of 10:30pm - 01/15/16
Investigators are still actively processing the scene of the shooting on NW 9th St. At this time the identities of the involved parties is not available for release, and the next of kin has yet to be contacted. There is no suspect in custody.
The next update will be at 11:30pm.
Corvallis Police Investigating Shooting Incident - 01/15/16
On January 15, 2016, at about 7:45pm, Corvallis Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of NW 9th St. This was not a law enforcement involved shooting. An investigation at the scene is underway. At this time there is one person who is deceased, and one other individual receiving treatment for unknown injuries.
Officers are currently on scene investigating the circumstances that led up to this incident. The investigation is considered a homicide at this time. Please stay out of the area and allow investigators to continue working the crime scene.
If you have information regarding this incident, or witnessed something in the area, please call Corvallis Police at 541-766-6919.
The next update will be at 10:30pm.