Prineville man arrested in connection with home invasion
A 30-year-old Prineville man allegedly kicked in a door and entered a home on Northwest Fourth Street shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, April 20. He reportedly entered the bedroom of the female resident, got on top of the bed, then ran out of the home.
The victim — who did not know the suspect — quickly reported the incident and police responded and arrested Kevin Hurley outside of the residence. He was charged with first-degree burglary, assaulting a public safety officer, resisting arrest, third-degree escape and second-degree criminal mischief.
According to a Prineville Police Department release, after Hurley was handcuffed and talking to police, he attempted to flee by turning from the officers and running away. Hurley made it a few steps before he was stopped by officers. During Hurley's attempted escape, he caused physical injury to an officer's hand, but the officer did not seek medical attention.
Hurley was lodged into the Crook County Jail and was expected to be arraigned on the charges early this week. Bail was set at $70,000.
The victim in this case did not know who Hurley was. Local police involved in the arrest believe Hurley may have been under the influence of a drug.
"This was the only call we received of this nature, and Hurley was the only suspect," the department's release noted.
"We also want to remind everyone that the victim in this case did nothing wrong and was sleeping in the sanctuary of her secured home at the time this crime was committed against her."
The Prineville PD was assisted by the Crook County Sheriff's Office in responding to the incident.