New details are coming out about Pocatello shooting suspect Andrew C. McKnight Owen. Owen was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly shooting Jordan Petersen twice in the chest, but his record of crime doesn’t seem to end there.
Utilizing search warrants filed after Owen’s arrest, Pocatello police recovered some stolen goods from two commercial burglaries in Old Town in the last few days. One of the stolen items was the gun used to shoot Petersen on Tuesday, said police. Those burglaries were on the 400 and 1400 blocks of North Main Street.
In addition to his charges of aggravated battery, burglary and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, police are charging Owen with two more counts of burglary.
While some have been calling for harsher charges against Owen, Pocatello Police Lt. Paul Manning said these initial charges aren’t necessarily the only ones that will be filed.
“Keep in mind that the charge they arrested him on was based on the information that they had early in the investigation,” said Manning Tuesday afternoon. “They can dismiss the charge and they can re-file attempted murder or whatever.” He did not indicate whether or not that would be the case for Owen.
Petersen, who was shot early Tuesday morning on the 400 block of West Custer Street, is recovering at the Portneuf Medical Center.