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Eugene man catches home intruders, holds them at gunpoint until police arrive

22-year-old Ryan Michael Best and 21-year-old Arcelia Marie Vasquez-Smith were arrested after entering a home on Willona Drive, March 24, 2018. (Lane County Sheriff's Office booking photos)

EUGENE, Ore. (KVAL) - Two people now face charges after police say they broke into a Eugene home and were detained by the homeowner at gunpoint.

Eugene Police say 22-year-old Ryan Michael Best and 21-year-old Arcelia Marie Vasquez-Smith entered the house on Willona Drive Saturday.

EPD says the occupants in the home heard banging noises inside their garage.

While one of the residents called 9-1-1, the 44-year-old homeowner armed himself and went into the garage where he found Best and Vazquez-Smith.

The homeowner ordered the trespassers to a prone position and held them until police arrived.

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