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Police: Man falsely confessed to St. Helens home invasion

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Ross Michael Clark booking photo (St. Helens Police) Ross Michael Clark booking photo (St. Helens Police)
ST. HELENS, OR (KPTV) -

Burglary charges against a 20-year-old man were dropped after police learned his admission was false.

St. Helens Police Department said they arrested and charged Ross Michael Clark for burglary and robbery on June 1. 

Police said Clark was interviewed and confessed to a burglary that happened on May 26, where a man came home to find another man in his house. The homeowner confronted the suspect, the two struggled and then the suspect left.

Police said Clark provided details about the crime and led police to believe that he was the suspect in the case.

More information in the case proved Clark's involvement in the burglary was impossible.

Police are still searching for the suspect in this case. The suspect is about 30-years-old, 5'8" to 5'10", 180-190 pounds. During the burglary the suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and a cap. He would have had a full, but short beard.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Sgt. Anthony Miltich at (503) 397-1521.

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