(UPDATE, September 12):The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office removed the charge of burglary in connection with Monday morning's home intrusion incident.

District Attorney John Hummel stated: “Huber was arrested for Burglary and my office charged him with criminal trespass. It’s not unusual for DAs to modify charges when cases come to our office. We sometimes enhance the charges and sometimes reduce them. In this case we determined that due to the fact the suspect was suffering from mental health delusions when he entered the home we had insufficient evidence that he entered the home to commit a crime. Therefore, we charged trespass instead of burglary (to prove the crime of burglary you have to prove a person trespassed in a home with the intent to commit a crime within the home).”


Sheriff’s deputies apprehended Ryan Paul Huber, 43, of Sisters, after he allegedly broke into a home at the west end of town in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s office reports that at approximately 1:54 a.m. on Monday, September 9, deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at 1659 W. Carson Ave. in the Hayden Homes subdivision off McKinney Butte Road in Sisters. Dispatch advised deputies that an unknown male subject had entered the house by breaking down the back the door.

The homeowner, armed with a rifle, confronted the suspect, later identified as Huber, and Huber left the residence.

DCSO reports that Huber then went to the neighboring house and began ringing the doorbell. The homeowner there also called 911, and told Huber to leave. Huber then walked over to the area of the original house he broke into where he was again confronted by the armed homeowner. The homeowner held him at gunpoint until sheriff’s office units arrived on scene.

Huber was detained at the scene without incident. He reportedly advised deputies he believed his family, who lives nearby, was in grave danger and being held hostage. Several deputies went to Huber’s residence to conduct a welfare check, and found everyone safe and sleeping.

Huber was arrested for the charges of first-degree burglary (since modified), criminal mischief and criminal trespass, and booked into the Deschutes County Adult Jail. There were no injuries during this incident. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Black Butte Police Department.