Wagoner County Looking For Home Invasion Person Of Interest
WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help them identify a person of interest connected to a home invasion.
Deputies said they are searching for 55-year-old Eugene Bernard Brown Jr. from the Muskogee area.
The sheriff’s office wants to talk to Brown about a January home invasion where a thirteen-year-old boy was tied up.
Deputy Dustin Dorr said on January 11, 2018, three men forced their way into a Wagoner County home and stole several valuables, firearms and tied up the teen.
"All of their personal belongings had been gone through and thrown around the house," Dorr said.
Deputies said three men forced their way into the home, bound and blindfolded then boy then threatened him.
"They told him to get on the ground and to cover his face. And, eventually, covered his face with some gym shorts," Dorr said.
They said the teen was home sick from school when he heard the suspects enter the house. He said three men tied him up with an electrical cable, put a pair of shorts over his head and threatened to kill him.
"He was in shock," Dorr said. "He wasn't hurt. He was a very good witness."
Surveillance video shows the men coming and going through the house, pointing guns. Deputies said the suspects stole guns, TVs and a dirt bike.
Deputies have arrested 30-year-old Aaron Johnson and are looking for Brown. They said the third suspect hasn't been identified, but deputies are sure they will find him.
"We've received numerous tips about this and we've followed up on those tips. that leads us to believe this other individual possibly has information," Dorr said.
The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information regarding Brown's location or about the crime, call the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office at 918-485-3124 or the Tip Line at 918-613-5961.