Michael Anthony Lujan

Alleged gang member arrested in home-invasion robbery

The final suspect in an armed, home-invasion robbery on Beatty Street last month was arrested Wednesday and jailed on robbery and theft charges.

Michael Anthony Lujan, 41, was arrested by Medford officers inside a home on Sharon Way in White City.

Lujan was the last of three suspects believed to have stormed a Beatty Street apartment on April 13 and held the resident at gunpoint while they robbed him of electronics, Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said.

Lujan is alleged to be a "Mexican Mafia" gang member and recently was released from a California prison, police said.

Lujan faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and first-degree theft and remains lodged in the Jackson County Jail on more than $2 million bail.

"This subject is the real deal in the gang world," Budreau said.

Lujan has an extensive criminal history from the Los Angeles area.

The three suspects allegedly broke into a house along the 600 block of Beatty Street at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13. The man who was robbed told police the suspects broke into his apartment, armed with handguns. They stole several household appliances, including stereo equipment and gaming consoles. They also poured bleach on furniture in the home, destroying the couch and carpet. Police said the robbery appeared to be over debts owed to one of the suspects and is possibly drug-related.

The victim was not hurt during the robbery attempt.

Heriberto Huizar, 23, and Michael Paul Gordon, 25, both of Medford, were arrested on charges of first- and second-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree theft in connection with the case.

Huizar also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and is being held without bail on a probation violation charge. A charge tied to a homemade explosive device made from shotgun shells, gunpowder and pepper spray found in Huizar's home is pending, police said.

— Chris Conrad

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