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Sex offender hiding in bathroom charged with burglary, trespassing

A sex offender faces burglary and trespassing charges after he was found in a bathroom at a Central Point assisted-living facility Wednesday morning.

An employee at Alderwood Assisted Living, 131 Alder St., was doing routine room checks when she came upon a man, later identified as Miguel Francisco Villa, 28, hiding in a resident's bathroom shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, Central Point police reported.

The employee screamed and called for help, Central Point police Lt. Randy Clark said.

In a video posted on the Central Point Police Department's official Facebook page, master police officer Jason Godley said Alderwood staff chased Villa away and provided a detailed description to police.

"The tenant was unaware that the male was even in her room," Godley said in the video.

"I'm guessing he came in through the back door," Clark said of the intruder.

Clark said Villa ran toward a 76 gas station and the Ray's Food Place on Pine Street, and Alderwood staff lost sight of him. Godley said the fleeing intruder left behind a dirty fleece glove, which was taken into evidence.

At 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Villa's probation officer asked police to serve a detainer on him.

"At that time I realized he matched the description of the Alderwood suspect, and so we went and detained him at his sister's house across town." Godley said.

Villa, a registered sex offender, was arrested at his sister's house in the 2300 block of Evan Way in Central Point. Villa is not allowed to be in the presence of children, and children live at that home, police said.

Godley said Villa admitted that he used a resident's bathroom at Alderwood to wash his hands and face.

"He said that he was walking and getting thirsty, went to get some soda and stuff, got to the second floor and found that a resident's room was unlocked, and he entered it," Godley said.

Godley said that Villa's story was that he wanted to get washed up after being on the run from Medford police and Jackson County sheriff's deputies all night through muddy fields, but Godley said he couldn't confirm that tale.

"He was making some kind of bizarre statements," Clark said.

Central Point police arrested Villa on a felony charge of first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of first-degree trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct and on a detainer for violating his parole on a previous first-degree burglary conviction. Jackson County Jail records show Villa remained lodged Wednesday without bail.

Villa pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in 2007. He has numerous felony convictions in Jackson County Circuit Court for methamphetamine possession, burglary and failing to report as a sex offender.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at nmorgan@mailtribune.com.

Miguel Francisco Villa