Arrest made in armed burglary
A report of shots fired on Southwest I Street on Wednesday, June 10, led to the arrest of a Madras man on suspicion of first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a firearm and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.
Matthew Logan Lockett, 33, is set to be indicted June 18 on the charges.
On June 10, four different people called 911, reporting that they heard gunshots.
Moments after that, a man said three men came into his residence at an apartment on H Street, and they had firearms, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by a Madras Police officer.
The resident told police at about 10 p.m., he heard a knock on the door. He "said he cracked the door open, and then tried (to) shut the door, but the suspects did not let him shut the door," the officer wrote. They pushed the door open, pushing the man as well.
The resident said one of the men pointed a firearm at him and told him to get on his knees and not more.
The man wanted to know where the resident's father was, the affidavit said.
Two of the men started to go up the stairs, then said, "Oh, crap," and all three left, the resident told police.
The resident identified Lockett in a photo lineup, the affidavit said.
Police got a search warrant for Lockett's home on Southeast Carmen Way. Madras Police and the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team served the warrant at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 11. They took Lockett into custody and interviewed the people he lived with. All of them said they did not remember Lockett being home the night before, according to the affidavit.
They also said they did not believe Lockett had any firearms. Police found a Winchester model 94 rifle in the attic crawl space, as well as Lockett's cell phone, the affidavit said.
Lockett told police he was home all night and had been home for three days straight.
Police took Lockett to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, where he was being held on $75,000 security as of Monday, June 15.
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