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Two arrested in shooting incident near Sisters

Two 19-year-olds have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in the forest outside Sisters on January 17.

In that incident, a mid-1990s Chevrolet Tahoe was shot multiple times by an unknown subject near a long-term camp in the area of USFS Road 1510 near the 450 spur, approximately five miles west of Sisters. The vehicle was in very close proximity to a tent that was being used for housing.

Since the shooting, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) have conducted numerous follow-up interviews and collected additional evidence. According to DCSO, deputies developed enough information to be granted a search warrant for a residence in Crossroads, west of Sisters.

Deputies reportedly located items of evidence during the search warrant, which were linked to the investigation. Additional evidence and statements from witnesses reportedly assisted deputies in identifying Glenn Tanner, of Redmond, and Charmayne Owens, of Sisters, as suspects in the case.

On Friday, March 5, deputies located, interviewed and arrested Tanner and Owens on multiple charges associated with the shooting. Tanner was lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon; first-degree criminal mischief; reckless endangering; menacing; and tampering with physical evidence. As of Saturday morning, he was being held on $35,000 bail.

Owens was cited in lieu of custody on charges of conspiracy to commit unlawful use of a weapon; conspiracy to commit criminal mischief; conspiracy to commit reckless endangering; conspiracy to commit menacing; tampering with physical evidence; and initiating a false report.

DCSO reported that deputies are still actively investigating the incident, and additional arrests are possible. Due to the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing further information at this time.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911, if they have further information on this case.


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