Third suspect nabbed in Eagle Point pot robbery
A third outstanding suspect accused of robbing and assaulting individuals at an illicit marijuana processing facility outside Eagle Point was captured more than four days after the alleged robbery, and less than half a mile from the crime scene.
Funan Wu, 48, of Sacramento, California, allegedly attempted to board a school bus Tuesday morning near Highway 140 and Salt Creek Road, according to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police troopers were called to the scene, and detained Wu without incident.
“We want to assure you that your students safety was not jeopardized,” said Andy Kovach, superintendent of Eagle Point School District No. 9. “Our students were not put at risk and the man was not aggressive in any way.“
Kovach said the man asked to board a school but was told no by the driver, who reported the incident to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office. Wu was later arrested after the bus had left he scene.
“We want to assure you that your students safety was not jeopardized,” Kovach added.
Wu was arrested four counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of second-degree robbery, single counts of first-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree assault, along with counts of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and first-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office.
Wu is accused of robbing a residence in the first block of Lake Creek Loop near Highway 140 with co-suspects Vay San Duong, 51, of San Pablo, California, and Kien Vihn Vong, 49 of Sacramento.
The two detained suspects are accused of attacking at least three victims with a hammer for at least $10,000 worth of unlicensed marijuana, according to an earlier news report.
Wu hid out for four days and may have found shelter in the local area. Police ask anyone in the Lake Creek area who believes their property was disturbed to call the sheriff’s office’s non-emergency dispatch at 541-776-7206, and reference case No. 21-5610.
Wu has pleaded not guilty to all charges, according to the Jackson County Circuit Court.