Former Farber teenager charged with murder
A former Van-Far teenager, who once lived in Farber, was charged with murder on Thursday, June 18 and is sitting in a Linn County Jail in Albany, Oregon. He is being held without bail.
Lucius Gentry Wilson, age 18, allegedly shot Angela Esther Stephenson, age 36, in her apartment on May 13.
Wilson is also being charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping, six counts of first-degree burglary, and first-degree theft.
According to the Albany, Oregon newspaper Albany Democrat-Herald, Wilson was arrested on June 2 for burglary, theft, trespassing, and firearms charges. On the same day of the arrest, he ran on foot from the police. Police discovered a pistol in a sweatshirt he allegedly discarded as he ran. The gun was stolen during a burglary at another residence in town.
The newspaper reported that Wilson was fighting back tears when he was talking to his attorney before the arraignment.
He did not enter a plea and a hearing has been set for July 30.
During the May 13 murder, a probable cause statement referenced by the Albany newspaper shows that Stephenson’s 8-year-old son called 911 at about 2 a.m.
He told 911 operators that his mom was on the kitchen floor bleeding and that the back door was unlocked.
Police believe the killing is connected to a series of almost 15 nighttime burglaries in southeast Albany, the same side of town where Wilson lives.
Wilson has also been charged with a May 7 robbery. He allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint. He then forced her to drive to a nearby credit union and withdrawal money. He is also being charged with an armed robbery at a Circle K.
The captain of police has said that DNA evidence is a part of the case.
The home Wilson is living in had been searched two times this month by police with warrants.