Man captured in Oregon, accused of murder, attempted murder

Aug. 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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PENDLETON, Ore., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A man sought in the attack of one woman and the stabbing death of another in Pendleton, Ore., was captured, police said.

Lukah Pobzeb Chang, 23, a deserter from the U.S. Marines, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday in the Pendleton Convention Center, a three-story building in which police determined he had been hiding for about a week, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore., reported.

Chang was sought by police in connection with the stabbing death in 2012 of Amy Brandhagen, 19. He was also wanted for last week's assault of Karen Lange, 53, who remains hospitalized in Portland.

Police Chief Stuart Roberts said Chang deserted from the Marines last year in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and traveled by bus until he ran out of money in Pendleton.

Roberts added Chang served four years in the Marine Corps.

After his capture, Chang was accused of murder in Brandhagen's death, and attempted murder in the Lange case, KGW-TV said.

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