Man fired at by Hillsboro police in September incident convicted
A man involved in a September 2019 shooting was convicted Monday, Feb. 10, on multiple felony charges related to the incident, according to the Washington County District Attorney's Office.
On September 14, Elliot Satoru Carr, 35, and a woman, later identified as Nicola Kostov, checked into the Extended Stay America hotel located at 10665 N.E. Eider Court in Hillsboro.
Staff at the hotel observed Carr and Kostov acting suspiciously and called police to investigate.
Carr and Kostov gave the hotel's front desk clerk driver's licenses that didn't belong to them, the District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The clerk also observed Carr and Kostov removing what appeared to be stolen property from their vehicle.
When officers arrived, they inspected the vehicle and confirmed that it had been stolen out of Bend.
"Officers worked with hotel staff to draw the defendant out of his room in an effort to detain him for investigation in a more controlled setting," the District Attorney's Office said. "However, Mr. Carr spotted the officers when he exited his room. They attempted to apprehend him, but he struggled away and began to flee down a hotel hallway."
At that point, two more officers entered the hallway, saw the defendant running towards them and observed him draw a handgun from his waistband, the District Attorney's Office said.
One police officer fired a shot from his weapon, but it didn't hit Carr. Officers were then able to restrain Carr and arrest him.
"A later search of the handgun revealed that it was fully loaded," the District Attorney's Office said. "At the time, the defendant was a convicted felon and was therefore possessing the firearm illegally."
Working in conjunction with Hillsboro Police detectives, members of the Washington County Major Crimes Team discovered an additional set of car keys to a separate vehicle, which was stolen out of Sherwood.
"Investigators also found multiple storage bins and file folders containing stolen personal information belonging to more than 150 victims," the District Attorney's Office said. "Additionally, officers found drugs, packaging materials, journals discussing drug sales and additional stolen property during the search."
Carr's charges included two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of menacing, first-degree aggravated theft, five counts of aggravated identity theft, three counts of identity theft, two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful delivery and possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful delivery and possession of heroin. He pleaded not guilty to each charge.
Kostov cooperated with investigators and testified against Carr in court, the District Attorney's Office said.
Kostov is due in court Tuesday, Feb. 11, for a plea hearing, according to court records. She is also facing multiple felony charges.
A sentencing hearing for Carr is set for Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m.
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