Redmond man arrested after reported burglary; victim fires shots to scare suspect away

A Redmond man was arrested on burglary charges Tuesday morning after he broke into an apartment, police said.

Redmond Police Lt. Curtis Chambers said officers responded to a reported burglary at the Eagle Rock Apartments, 1612 SW Lava Ave. around 9:30 a.m.

A 911 caller reported someone had broken into his apartment and he had scared him away by firing two shots from a handgun.

Chambers said the suspect, 26-year-old James Bonner III of Redmond, was later found at the Obsidian Apartments on Obsidian Avenue and arrested without incident.

The investigation revealed Bonner and the victim knew each other and Bonner went to the apartment and forced his way through a locked door, Chambers said.

After being threatened, the victim fired two warning shots into the floor of the apartment. Chamber said Bonner then drove away from the scene.

Bonner was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with several crimes including first-degree burglary and first-degree menacing.

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