2 arrested for displaying hatchet, gun in SE Portland
Two men have been arrested after police say they pulled out weapons during a feud.
East Precinct officers scrambled to the 3700 block of Southeast 79th Avenue in the Foster-Powell neighborhood after receiving reports of a "disturbance involving a firearm" around 1:14 p.m. on Friday, June 8, according to a news release.
When they arrived, they found two men — one who had allegedly "displayed" a handgun while the other wielded a hatchet.
Both men remained at the scene, and Portland Police say the situation hadn't escalated to actual fighting by the time they arrived.
Samuel Sikes — who police say lives in the neighborhood — was arrested for menacing because he allegedly showed off a hatchet. The 27-year-old has no other arrests on his record in Oregon.
Sikes was booked and immediately released from Multnomah County Jail, according to public records, but police are confident he will appear at an arraignment scheduled for Monday.
Police say their investigation revealed that the other man — Dathan Jude McCrary, a 37-year-old without a current address — had previously brandished a handgun that was now concealed inside his backpack.
The authorities say they developed probable cause and then received a warrant before searching the backpack. They allegedly found a loaded handgun with a serial number that was listed as stolen.
McCrary faces charges of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in the city and first-degree theft.
Booking records show McCrary has been convicted of six felonies and 11 misdemeanors starting when he was 19 years old. He was charged with unlawful use of food stamps in December, 2017, but the case is not yet resolved.
McCrary was not released and remains behind bars at the Multnomah County Jail.