WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people and are searching for three more in connection to a violent home invasion last month in New Hanover County.
Owen Hobson Morgan, 22, and Kristina Hanne Steenberg, 21, are charged with multiple felonies, including kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.
On April 30, detectives responded to a possible home invasion at an apartment on Bent Creek Road. The victims said they opened the door to a woman, and that’s when approximately five people. The victims said all the suspects except for the woman were wearing bandanas.
The victims said they were beaten and a gun was put to their heads while the suspects went from room to room taking things. They said they laid on the floor during the entire incident, because they were afraid that someone would hurt them if they did not cooperate.
A neighbor noticed the suspects wearing bandanas entering the apartment and called 911. As deputies arrived on scene, they followed a vehicle that sped away. They later found it abandoned and impounded it for processing.
Saturday detectives arrested Morgan and Steenberg. Both are in jail.
Morgan has a history of drug and other convictions dating back to 2006, but he has never served jail time, according to the NC Department of Corrections website. Steenberg has no listed convictions.
Detectives continue their search for the three other suspects involved. If you have any information contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4161.