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Albany suspect accused of attempted murder for home invasion robbery

Albany suspect accused of attempted murder for home invasion robbery

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An Albany man was accused of attempted murder and other crimes for an alleged home invasion robbery where a resident was shot in the neck, according to court proceedings on Thursday afternoon.

Duane Strader, 54, also was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence in Linn County Circuit Court.

The crimes were reported at 12:51 a.m. on Feb. 2 in the 1000 block of 18th Avenue Southeast in Albany.

Prosecutor Richard Wijers asked for $100,000 bail in the case, saying that Strader had convictions for crimes including second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary.

Those cases were from the early 1990s in Benton County, according to Oregon’s online court database.

Defense attorney Michael Landry, handling the session of videoconference arraignments from the Linn County Jail, asked for a conditional release for Strader, adding that Strader said he hadn’t been in trouble in 20 years.

Judge Michael Wynhausen set Strader’s bail at $150,000, citing the nature of the allegations.

Erik Moeller was appointed as defense attorney in the case, and the next hearing was scheduled for March 11.

The victim of the shooting is a 22-year-old man. In the immediate aftermath, he was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.

Kyle Odegard can be reached at kyle.odegard@lee.net, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.

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