Two arrested, two others sought in Sweet Home vehicle theft

Two women were arrested after a vehicle theft in Sweet Home. Police are still looking for two men who they said were also involved.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 3:49 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2017 3:59 PM

SWEET HOME, Ore. -- Police in Sweet Home are looking for two men who they said were involved in a vehicle theft Thursday morning. 

Officers responded to a call of a vehicle theft on Main Street at about 1:15 a.m. The two victims told police they had given a ride to two men but were forced out of the vehicle by one of the men. They reported being threatened with a gun. The victims added that the men stole personal items before taking off in their 2001 Buick.

Police found the stolen car about 45 minutes later near Main Street and 49th Avenue. They said the car was heading eastbound and had four people inside.


Officers followed the Buick to 60th Avenue and Poplar Street, where the car crashed into a guardrail. Police said the crash was partially caused by the slick roads.

Once the car came to a stop, two men and a woman got out and ran away, leaving another woman at the scene.

The woman who ran off was found a short time later.

Desire Laree Tenbusch, 35, and Liv Shaela Breanne Lanning, 19, were charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Lanning was also arrested on several outstanding warrants.

Police are still looking for the two men, identified as Zachary Mitchell Johnson, 24, and Corey Brandon Ford, 26. Ford also goes by the name of Wreyford. Both are considered armed and dangerous.

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