Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports on March 20th, 2022 at 4:41 a.m., her deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 2800 block of Ridgeway Road near Sweet Home.  Deputies arrested a male fleeing from the residence.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received an alarm at the location.  Deputies found a broken window on arrival. K-9 Oak was deployed after hearing movement in what should have been a vacant house.  A male later identified as Marco Ashe, 39, of Albany, escaped through another window attempting to run from the deputies.

With the assistance from K-9 Oak, Ashe was captured.  He was treated by medics for minor injuries at the scene and then transported to the Linn County Jail where he was lodged on charges of Burglary I, Criminal Mischief I, Escape III, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.