Updated: Saturday, June 2
More information has surfaced on the big Oregon State Police SWAT action Thursday night, 7 miles up 10 Mile Creek Road just south of the Lincoln-Lane County line.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports that OSP SWAT was brought in due to the violent nature of an assault on a Yachats man on May 10th, whose brutal wounds, inflicted by several people, landed him in the hospital. The SWAT team went looking for who they believed instigated that assault; Matthew Hubeny, Justin Wood and possibly other associates, known to at a house up Ten Mile Road, just east of Cape Perpetua.
The Register-Guard and Oregon State Police reported that SWAT team members, armed with a search warrant, surrounded the house after 11pm Thursday. They were confronted by one of Hubeny’s friends, Samuel Mullane, who emerged from the house holding a rifle. There are no details yet released about what happened next, but the SWAT team said they opened fire and Mullane was killed.
The Register-Guard reported that Hubeny was ordered out of the house. He complied, was arrested and was eventually booked into the Lincoln County Jail for the original Yachats assault; including four counts of assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to assault and menacing. His bail was set at $250,000. Hubeny is scheduled for arraignment on the charges Monday, 1:15pm in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Another male in the house wanted in connection with the original assault in Yachats was identified by the Register Guard as Justin Wood of Yachats. He apparently escaped out the back and authorities are still looking for him. A woman inside the house was not identified by authorities. The Siuslaw News reported this weekend that Hubeny’s mother, Julie Ann Hubeny, 54, had also been arrested in connection with the original Yachats assault by menacing the victim with a handgun just prior to the assault by her son, Justin Wood and possibly a third person. The Siuslaw News reported that a search warrant and a warrant for the arrest of Julie Ann Hubeny and her son Matthew had been issued on May 15th at their home in Yachats. The Newspaper also reported that only Julie Ann Hubeny was taken into custody at that time. She was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of pointing a firearm at another and menacing. Her bail was set at $115,000. Her name does not appear on the current Lincoln County Jail registry.
The Siuslaw News reported that with Matthew Hubeny now in custody, that leaves only Justin Wood as being possibly the final remaining person wanted by authorities. A warrant for the arrest of Justin Wood has been issued and authorities are asking that anyone who might know the whereabouts of Wood to report that information immediately to Lincoln County 9-1-1 at 541-265-4231.
Oregon State Police say that the SWAT members involved in the fatal shooting of Samuel Mullane are on paid administrative leave until an investigation into the exact circumstances of what led to the fatal shooting become clear.