ALBANY, Ore. — An 18-year-old is likely to spend a lot of time in jail after police say he committed several crimes over the past two months including murder.
Lucius Wilson burglarized three homes in Albany and one in Jefferson during the night while people were home.
On April 17th, he held up a clerk at gunpoint at the Circle K store on 34th Avenue.
Three weeks later, Wilson is accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment, raping her and forcing her at the point of a gun to drive to a credit union and take out cash on May 7th.
About a week later on May 13th, 36-year-old Angela Stephenson was shot and killed at the Brookshore Apartments. Her eight-year-old son called 9-1-1 saying his mom was bleeding.
The Linn County District Attorney’s office has charged Wilson with 12 criminal counts.
“Our hope is that he’s behind bars for a long time based on the sheer number, the nature and the gravity and the fear that he put into our victims and also the citizens of Albany,” said Captain Eric Carter.
Police used evidence from a trespassing arrest earlier this month to link Wilson to the crimes.