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Deputies: wanted man goes on Harrisburg rampage

HARRISBURG, Ore. -- A man wanted by federal authorities marauded through a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning, terrorizing a mother and her children before assaulting a man and sending a high school into lock down.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 6:15 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 6:16 PM

HARRISBURG, Ore. -- A man wanted by federal authorities marauded through a residential neighborhood, officials said, terrorizing a mother and her children before assaulting a man and sending a high school into lock down.

Officials with the Linn County sheriff's office said it started just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on South Ninth Street in Harrisburg. Deputies say a woman was home alone with her three children when a 33-year-old transient tried to enter the house, pounding on a locked, sliding glass door. The woman barricaded herself and her children in the bathroom and called 911.

The suspect, who was later identified as Jerry Baker, then left the property and walked into the backyard of another home, deputies said. A homeowner confronted Baker, who allegedly turned around and punched the homeowner three times.

Meanwhile, nearby Harrisburg High School was placed on lock down as a result of the chaos.

Baker was eventually busted and charged with assault, menacing and trespass. Officials say he also has an outstanding U.S. Marshals warrant for escape, along with warrants out of Curry County.

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