Sheriff: Burglar shocked with Taser, arrested

Sheriff: Burglar shocked with Taser, arrested

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- An area transient is in jail, after sheriff's deputies say they had to shock him with a Taser to get him into custody early Tuesday morning.

At about 4 a.m., deputies were called to a home in the 1000 block of Arcadia Drive, for a report of a suspicious male that had been around the area.

The homeowner reported that the man, later identified as Jeffrey Michael Beck, 18, had knocked on his front door asking if "Herbert" was home. The homeowner told the Beck that "Herbert" didn't live there and he walked away, officials said.

A deputy located Beck walking in the 6000 block of Garden Valley Road, and found out Beck had a warrant for his arrest.

Authorities say the deputy tried to take Beck into custody, but Beck resisted, trying to strike the deputy with his fists. That's when officials say the deputy shocked Beck with a Taser. Beck was then taken into custody.

During a consent search of Beck's backpack, the deputy said he found a newer laptop computer. The deputy went back to the residence on Arcadia and the homeowner confirmed the laptop was his.

The deputy and homeowner determined that Beck had allegedly entered the residence through an unlocked garage door.

Beck was lodged in the county jail on First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Theft, Resisting Arrest and Parole Violation charges.