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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.


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  • Gwen

    Look, it says that Owen has never had to serve jail time, but he has. He has been in jail multiple times, but his parent have bailed him out every time. The reason why he is like this is because his parents never wanted to spend time with him. They just let him do whatever, and that has lead to chaos.
    The girl went up to the peoples house (i forgot what she said), and decoyed the couple while the others got out of the car. They then raided the house, looking for drugs and other valuable items.
    The girl was making good grades in school and never had done anything wrong, but she was caught up with Owen and they probably got high and decided to do something stupid. Owen isn’t a bad person when he is ok and not on drugs, but with those smiling faces they are making in their mug shots, I just want to slap both of them!
    Owen is related to me, this is how I know all of this.

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