Corvallis Police Department detectives arrested two Portland residents Tuesday during an operation that included assistance from the East Metro SWAT Team following the investigation of a violent crime that took place five months ago at a Corvallis residence.
Nathan Jefferson, 19, and Sophia Odell, 18, were arrested in their Portland apartment as law-enforcement officials executed a search warrant. According to a report issued by Corvallis Police, items belonging to the victim were found inside the apartment.
Five suspects — four males and one female — entered a Corvallis residence in April and forced a male victim into a chair, pistol-whipped him while making threats and held him at gunpoint while they moved through the house to steal items, police said. The suspects also smashed a vase over the victim’s head.
The suspects left the residence in the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered in Portland.
Following their arrest, Jefferson and Odell were transported to Benton County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree aggravated theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle and coercion.
Police said the investigation is ongoing to identify the other three suspects involved.