Sheriff: Suspect found hiding under mobile home

Sheriff: Suspect found hiding under mobile home
Robert William Thraen

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - The investigation started with the report Sunday morning of a young man running through private property, claiming someone was chasing him - and trying to kill him with a rifle.

Lane County Sheriff's deputies located the man, who told deputies he got in a dispute with Robert William Thraen at a Lorane Highway residence.

The man told deputies Thraen pointed a firearm at him and threatened him.

He escaped when a phone call distracted Thraen, he told deputies.

Deputies went to the home in the 28000 block of Lorane Highway and found evidence and firearms matching descriptions given by the victim.

They found Thraen several hours later, hiding under a manufactured home.

Deputies told the 37-year-old at gunpoint to come out from under the house.

Deputies arrested Thraen on charges of first degree kidnapping, felon in possession of a firearm, coercion, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and pointing a firearm at another.