CRR break-in triggers shooting, arrest

Victim eventually sought treatment for wound

TERREBONNE, Ore. - A Terrebonne man was shot from inside a Crooked River Ranch home as he tried to break in, believing his girlfriend was seeing another man, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. The man, who later called an ambulance to his home, has not been charged – but the woman who helped him get home has been jailed, they said.

Phillip Lange, 51, was taken by Crooked River Ranch Fire ambulance to St. Charles-Redmond Monday afternoon with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, said sheriff's Capt. Tim Edwards. And that prompted a call to police.

An investigation revealed that, around 5:30 a.m. Monday, Lange was trying to break into a home on Rainbow Drive in CRR, in the belief his girlfriend, Jill Lynn Sinclair, 33, also of Terrebonne, was seeing another man, Edwards said.

While trying to break in, Lange sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, fired from inside the home, Edwards said, adding that the shooting was not reported at the time.

Edwards said Lange, with some help from Sinclair, was able to return home and tried to treat his own injury. But later that afternoon, he realized he needed medical attention and an ambulance was called to his home, the sheriff's captain said.

Late Monday evening, Sinclair was arrested and taken to the county jail in Bend on charges of felon in possession with a firearm, tampering with evidence and methamphetamine possession, Edwards said.

Criminal charges regarding the shooting and attempted break-in are pending a review of the case by the district attorney's office, the officer said, adding that Jefferson County sheriff's deputies also assisted in the investigation.

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