Shelter warning lifted in Rose City Park, police arrest 2
The Portland Police Bureau has arrested two men after a manhunt led to a "shelter in place" warning for residents in a one block area north of Interstate 84. The warning is no longer in effect.
Police say the incident began around 6:41 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, after an apparent victim called police while driving south on Interstate 205 near Northeast Airport Way. The man told authorities that another car was following him after "flashing a gun."
Police say they found the vehicle and tried to pull it over after it had left the freeway, but the suspects sped away and later bailed out, letting the car roll into a curb in the 3100 block of Northeast 51st Avenue.
Police say they used a public-address system and surrounded the area, while warning residents around 10 p.m. to shelter in place if they lived between Northeast 51st to 52nd avenues and Northeast Klickitat and Siskiyou streets.
The two suspects were located during the search. One was found on the roof of an outbuilding, police say, while the other was in an unoccupied home. Police say no one was injured.
Ricky Lee Sevier, 31, is facing charges of attempt to elude, delivery and possession of meth and on a warrant.
Samuel J. Roberts, 32, is facing charges of delivery and possession of heroin, second-degree criminal trespass and two warrants. In April of this year, Roberts was arrested for delivery and possession of heroin inside a Denny's in Multnomah County after the restaurant manager told police a group of men who were not customers kept using the restroom and refused to leave, according to court docs.
Both Sevier and Roberts remain behind bars at this time. Authorities say more charges may be filed later.
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