- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say two men found dead at a rural property southeast of Portland were shot by the owner after trespassing.

Sgt. Brian Jensen of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office released the details Thursday, a day after Robert Hilands was arrested in the killings of Dustin Childress and Thomas Hegar.

Jensen says Childress and Hegar trespassed Tuesday morning after a vehicle dropped them off at the property in Beavercreek. Roughly 15 minutes later, Childress called one of the women in the vehicle to say someone opened fire and Hegar had been wounded while fleeing.

More than seven hours later, one of the women called 9-1-1 to report they couldn’t find the men.

Jensen says deputies discovered the bodies concealed near the front gate of Hilands‘ property.

The 33-year-old Hilands was booked into jail on charges of aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon. His court-appointed attorney, Laurie Bender, did not immediately return a phone message.

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