Portland gang member sentenced on gun charge
A 23-year-old man connected with a pair of Portland gangs was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for possessing a short-barrel shotgun as a convicted felon.
Christopher Raymond Fox-Southard was sentenced to 40 months in prison with three years' supervised released after an incident last spring involving a stolen vehicle drive dangerously through East Multnomah County.
On March 9, 2021, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a driver cross the center line toward oncoming traffic while traveling through Fairview and Wood Village.
The driver of the Ford Escape, which was later learned to be stolen, did not stop when deputies attempted to pull the driver over near Northeast 238th and Southeast Stark Street, continuing toward Gresham.
There were three people in the vehicle, including Fox-Southard.
Eventually law enforcement found the car abandoned, and apprehended Fox-Southard in a nearby parking lot.
Upon searching the area deputies found a stolen, short-barreled shotgun left in an abandoned stairwell. Video footage showed Fox-Southard toss the weapon from his backpack, officials said.
Fox-Southard, who officials said is affiliated with both the Hoover Criminal Gang and Krude Rude Brood, pleaded guilty in November of being a felon in possession of an unregistered firearm.
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