A Sisters resident stopped an apparent burglary in progress early Monday morning and held the alleged burglar at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested him.

Ryan Paul Huber, 43, of Sisters, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief and lodged in the Deschutes County jail.

Just before 2 a.m. Monday, a burglary in progress was reported at 1659 W. Carson Ave. in Sisters. Deputies were told an unknown man had broken down the back door of the home and entered, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner, armed with a rifle, confronted Huber in the home and Huber then left, according to the sheriff’s office.

Huber went to a neighboring home and began ringing the doorbell, according to the sheriff’s office. That homeowner also called 911 and told Huber to leave. Huber then walked to the original home he allegedly broke into, where he was held at gunpoint by the homeowner until sheriff’s deputies arrived.

Huber told deputies he believed his family, who lived nearby, was being held hostage and was in danger, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies conducting a welfare check at Huber’s nearby home found everyone safe and sleeping.

Deschutes County property records list the owners of the burgled home as Erik and Lucie Pronold.

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