Albany man, 18, accused of murder, rape in crime spree

ALBANY, Ore. - An 18-year-old faces accusations he murdered a woman in her home and raped another at gunpoint after entering her apartment through a 2nd-floor balcony in a deadly crime spree, police said.

Lucius Gentry Wilson III stands accused of murdering 36-year-old Angela Esther Stephenson.

Stephenson was found dead at 2 a.m. May 13 after her 8-year-old son called 911 to report that his mother was bleeding.

Wilson is also accused of raping a woman at gunpoint May 7 after entering her second floor apartment through a balcony window.

After the sexual assault, police say Wilson forced the victim at gunpoint to drive to a bank and withdraw money from her account.

Wilson also faces charges related to a 3:50 a.m. armed robbery April 17 at a convenience store, as well as 3 residential burglaries in Albany and one in Jefferson.

Police said Wilson moved to the area about a year ago.

They are still investigating whether a handful of unsolved burglaries can be linked to the man.

He was arraigned Thursday at the Linn County Courthouse.

His next court appearance is July 30.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or Lucius Wilson is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Unit at (541) 917-7686.