Felon arrested for stealing guns in Canyonville

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Stolen guns were recovered and a suspect is behind bars after a theft in Douglas County.

Investigators said on Saturday, September 4, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding firearms that were stolen from a rental vehicle parked at a business on Chief Miwaleta Lane in Canyonville. The caller said two guns and several thousand dollars worth of firearm accessories had been taken.

Deputies were able to identify 24-year-old Charles Elroy Brabender as a suspect in the case.

After serving a search warrant at a property associated with Brabender in Myrtle Creek, the guns and accessories were recovered.

Brabender was arrested and charged with unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, theft, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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