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Sheriff: 72-year-old man tied up in home invasion gets free, grabs gun

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Sheila Clark , photo from Curry County Sheriff's Office Sheila Clark , photo from Curry County Sheriff's Office
GOLD BEACH, OR (KPTV) -

A 72-year-old man who was tied up in a home invasion robbery by two women managed to get free, grab his gun and send one of the suspects running from his home, according to deputies.

Curry County deputies, along with Oregon State Police troopers and Gold Beach police officers, responded to Crabapple Way about four miles east of Gold Beach at 10 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said two women entered the home of the 72-year-old victim, tied him to a chair and stole his cash, debit card and credit cards.

One of the suspects, identified as 50-year-old Sheila Clark of Coos Bay, then took off in the man's Chevrolet Blazer, according to deputies, while the second suspect, 27-year-old Michelle Taylor of Crescent City, California, stayed behind to guard him.

Police located the vehicle at McKay's Market in Gold Beach and then found Clark in the store. She was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Multnomah County and faces additional charges of robbery, coercion, burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and theft.

In the meantime, investigators said the man who was tied up was able to free himself. He grabbed a handgun and pointed it at Taylor, the sheriff's office said, and she ran away from the home.

Deputies searched the area that night and the next day, but Taylor was not found.

Deputies said Taylor is also wanted out of California on a felony warrant. Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the Curry County Sheriff's Office.

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