A Gresham man nicknamed "The Penguin" was arrested after allegedly attempting to sell weapons to undercover Clackamas County sheriff's deputies leading to a car chase and crash.
Christian Armando Perez Robles, 19, was arrested Thursday, July 9, and faces two counts of attempting to elude deputies and failing to appear in court for distribution of cocaine.
The incident began around 8 p.m. when Clackamas County deputies attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by a person under investigation for careless driving and possible criminal activity near Southeast 82nd Avenue. During the stop the driver, Robles, allegedly fled.
Deputies used a maneuver to stop Robles' vehicle in the middle of 82nd Avenue, south of the Highway 224 ramp. After the maneuver, one of the sheriff's office vehicles lost control and crashed. The two deputies in the patrol vehicle were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Robles was not injured. He was being held in the Clackamas County Jail.
Deputies said Robles allegedly tried to sell a Ruger 10/22 rifle with aftermarket stock to members of the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force, and told task force members he also had access to grenades and AR-15 rifles.
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