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Information from Lincoln County SO Related to Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation
06/01/2012
Senior Deputy A. Dorsey
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
(541) 265-4277 ext. 2774
adorsey@co.lincoln.or.us

The following is a news release from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
 
On May 10 2012, at about 11:30 p.m. Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a report of an assault that occurred in the Yachats, Oregon area. During the initial investigation it was reported the victim, a 46 year old male, was menaced with a handgun by a female subject identified as Julie A. Hubeny, age 54, from Yachats. The victim was then assaulted by three adult male subjects. Two of the subjects were identified as Matthew G. Hubeny, age 27, and Justin B. Wood, age 25, both also from Yachats. A third subject was also identified as a person of interest in the investigation. The victim was transported by Ambulance to SPCH Hospital in Newport for treatment. It was determined victim suffered physical injury as a result of being struck with various weapons by multiple suspects.

On May 12, 2012, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Oregon State Police SWAT team, executed a search warrant at the home of Julie and Matthew Hubeny. Subsequently, Julie Hubeny was contacted and taken into custody where she was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Pointing a Firearm at Another, and Menacing. Bail was set at $115,000.

On May 15, 2012,felony warrants for Matthew Hubeny and Justin Wood were obtained for the charges of Assault II; Assault III x 2; Unlawful Use of a Weapon x 2; Tampering with Physical Evidence; Criminal Mischief II; and, and Theft III.

On May 31, 2012, information was obtained that Hubeny, Wood, and the person of interest were at a residence in the area of milepost 7 on Tenmile Creek Road in Lane County. Lincoln County deputies obtained a search warrant for this residence. At about 11:58 p.m. Oregon State Police SWAT team members were conducting surveillance on the residence and encountered a male subject with a rifle who was later identified as the person of interest in the investigation. SWAT team members shot this subject and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Matthew Hubeny was taken into custody at the location on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he lodged.
 
At this time, Justin Wood has an active felony warrant for his arrest and has not been located.Anyone with information on Wood's location is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office dispatch center, LinCom, at 541-265-4231.