Except where noted, the following case histories are based on articles from The Oregonian newspaper.


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060317 Somkhilth Soulinho, 24 On July 4, 1999, Soulinho shot his brother Tia Soulinho in the arm. He was convicted and served nearly five years in prison.

The Oregonian writes: "Since his release he has been picked up for parole violations and was re-arrested in March 2005 on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. He was bailed out on November 5, 2005." 

On March 17, 2006, Soulinho murdered his former sister-in-law and now girlfriend, Soupaphane Homsombath, her 8-year-old son Lionel and her 5-year-old daughter Leana, and then killed himself.

Lionel and Leana were children of Soupaphane Homsombath and Tia Soulinho. 

(Portland Tribune)
Richard Paul Koehrsen, 45 Koehrsen had a 20 year history of "assault, sex abuse and alcohol-fueled violence". There was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for domestic assault and battery in Kay, Oklahoma.

On January 20, 2006, Koehrsen was arrested for trespassing and held for public consumption of alcohol. He was released the next day after scoring 13 on a scale of 100 for dangerousness. Following county policy, his full criminal record was never checked.


On January 23, Koehrsen was arrested on suspicion of murder for the stabbing death of Christopher Darryl John Carter, 42.



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051110 Kenneth Miller, 35 Miller was an "HIV-positive predatory sex offender" with "a history of intentionally exposing women to HIV through unprotected sex."

In 1993 he was convicted of having sex with a 15-year old, one of four females he exposed to HIV.

In 1996, after his release from prison, he was convicted of assault for exposing another woman to HIV. He was released in 2004.

In August of 2005, he was sentenced to 75 days for fleeing post-prison supervision.

In November or 2005, Miller was arrested at the apartment of two women for failing to report to authorities.

Robb Freda-Cowie, spokesman for the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, said Miller would be electronically monitored via global positioning system.

He added "No one should ever think it's going to keep offenders from absconding if they are determined to do so."

051101, 051111 Robert Paul Langley, Jr. Langley had "committed scores of crimes, from car theft and burglary to home invasion and rape. During the robbery of a Corvallis store, Langley beat the owner with a hammer."

In prison, Langley committed assaults and sold drugs and raped an inmate.

"By 1987, Langley was at the Oregon State Hospital, in a program for emotionally disturbed inmates where he had access to day passes." In December, while on a day pass, he murdered Anne Louise Gray.

In the spring of 1988, while on a day pass, Langley murdered Larry Rockenbrant by bashing his head in with a baseball bat and buried his body in "a therapeutic cactus garden" at the hospital.

Langley was sentenced to death in 1989. The sentence was overturned because of changing legal standards and Langley was resentenced to death.

In November of 2005, an Oregon jury sentenced Langley to death for the third time. But he set up more appeals by refusing to participate in his defense.
051014 Michael Christopher Wilson, 29 Wilson had convictions for menacing, assault, drug possession and distribution. He had stopped reporting to his parole officer. Wilson was arrested for attempted murder for slitting his girlfriend's throat, cutting off two of her fingers and stabbing her in the back.
(Salem Statesman Journal)
Leighton Wayne Bates, 44 Bates was serving a 51 year prison sentence for crimes including the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenager.

In 2001, he escaped from the Oregon Correctional Institution. While at large, he kidnapped and raped a Salem woman. He was captured and returned to prison.

On April 25, 2005, Bates held an Oregon State Penitentiary corrections officer hostage for three hours using a homemade knife. He was convicted of kidnapping for the incident.


Carl Wayne Harrison, 53 In 1976 Harrison was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in a city park bathroom.

In 1977 he escaped from a work crew and "raped a woman in her home, disfiguring her. The rape was so brutal that the victim required reconstructive surgery on her face and sexual organs."

Harrison was release from prison in 1982.

In 1983 Harrison raped a 15-year-old girl. He was released from prison in 2004.

In 2005, Harrison was sought and later arrested for failing to report to his parole officer. "He often presents himself as helpful and friendly to his victims".


(Medford Mail Tribune)
Anthony J. Chubb, 44 Chub was convicted of second-degree assault in 1996 and spent nearly 6 years in prison. Chub was arrested for the murder of Jay Hueston Safley, 45, who was stabbed to death.




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030530 Gary Lee Noll Jr., 23 In 1999, Noll was convicted on drug charges and sentenced to probation.

In November, 2002, Noll was arrested for drunken driving but the charges were dropped after he agreed to take part in a diversion program.

On March 13, 2003, apparently high on cocaine and methamphetamine, Noll lost control of his car, ran onto the sidewalk and crashed into and killed Lindsay Mae Tracey, 17, as she walked home from school.
030529 (Eugene Register Guard) Randy Lee Brown, 42 In 1978, Brown shot an Oregon State Trooper in the hand during a traffic stop. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1979, sent to prison, and released in 1983. In October 2002, Brown kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, and assaulted and robbed the boyfriend. He fled to Kent, Washington where he was arrested after a manhunt. In May, 2003, he was convicted and sentenced to eight years.
030502 Leon Lamont Phillips, 53 In 1977, Phillips was convicted of robbery and sodomy and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in 1986.

In 1987, Phillips was rearrested and convicted of rape, sodomy and multiple counts of robbery, and was again sentenced to 20 years in prison.

In May of 2003, Phillips was connected to the November 21, 1986 murder of 30-year-old Sara C. Zirbes.
030428 (Salem Statesman Journal) Rogelio Corona-Cuevas, 40 Corona-Cuevas was convicted of DUII in August, 1999 and again in October, 1999. On April 11, 2003, he was arrested again for DUII. On April 26, 2003, Corona-Cuevas, driving at night without headlights, crossed over the center line, and crashed into another car, killing Jose Luis Martinez-Torres, 41, and his eight year-old daughter Martisa, and injuring. Martinez' 18-year old daughter Jaddy was hospitalized in critical condition and his pregnant wife, Imelda, 36, was in fair condition.
030401 Henry Edward Bundy Bundy was convicted of child-sodomy in 1984 and served two years. In 1990, he admitted to being a pedophile but was not prosecuted when a victim did not want to testify. In March, 2003, Bundy was convicted of 100 felony counts for sodomy, intercourse and other crimes from 1994 to 2001 with many children as young as 9 or 10 years old.

While awaiting trial in jail, Bundy wrote the outline of a book in which children are kidnapped and butchered.

Bundy was sentenced to almost 215 years in prison.

030313, 030314, 030320 (Medford Mail Tribune) Ron Glick, 35 Glick's wife Dawn received a restraining order after claiming that Glick held a gun to her head, threw her to the ground, kicked her and pulled her hair over the course of their eight year marriage. Ron Glick is charged with the murder of Dawn Glick, 28, after he shot his estranged wife to death with their three-year-old son in the house. 

Dawn Glick's parents were shot to death in their home when she was a child. No one was prosecuted for that crime.

030202 John Martin Piggott, 59 In April, 2000, Piggot was paroled in Oregon after serving part of a sentence for second-degree robbery. In January, 2001, in Springfield, Illinois, Piggott murdered 80-year-old Virginia Elshoff and stole her car. Police chased Piggott across the United States before a contingent of 100 officers were called out to capture him in Washington State.

In February, 2003, Piggott was convicted of the murder.

030124 Joe D. Hughes, 47 Hughes was on probation after a conviction for second-degree robbery. On November 19, 2001, driving on a suspended license with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, Hughes ran a red light on SE Stark Street in Portland and crashed into the car of 44-year old Mary Ewing. Ewing, the mother of two boys, was killed.

In January, 2003, Hughes was sentenced to 13 years in prison for Manslaughter in the First Degree.



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021120 Dasay Lamont Hollingquest, 30 Hollingquest had convictions for robbery, drug possession and other crimes and was a felon in possession of a weapon. In December, 2000, Hollingquest shot Stefan Baptist Daebney in the face with a stolen rifle, killing him.

In July, 2002, Hollingquest was tried for murder but the jury could not reach a verdict. However it did convict him for an assault committed while he was in jail.

In November, 2002, a second jury found Hollingquest guilty of manslaughter.

021116 Robert A. Ketelson, 26 Ketelson was on parole for an unspecified crime. After a three hour standoff with police, Ketelson was arrested for attempted murder in the shooting of Jason A. Goldberg, 24.
021107 (Bend .com) Eric Barbee, 22 In 2000, Barbee was convicted in California of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. On January 5, 2002, Barbee and several friends picked a fight at a Redmond bar. During the fight, Barbee stabbed and killed Nicholas Wade Setzer, 22. Barbee was convicted of Manslaughter I and sentenced to the Measure 11 minimum of 10 years in prison.
021102 William Kinney III, 17 Kinney was driving with a suspended license. On February 7, 2002, while driving at high speed, Kinney crashed into the car of Ann Goetz. Goetz was seriously injured. Her husband Frederick was killed.

Kinney was sentenced to 6 years for criminally negligent homicide and hit-and-run, but is eligible for boot camp after 30 months.

021010 Harry Cecil Ingling, 63 Ingling was a former pastor of the Hubbard Christian Center. He had "a history of sex offenses against children." Ingling pleaded no contest to felony sex abuse between August 1995 and January 2002, and was sentenced to six years in prison.
020927, 021125 Christopher Bennett, 34 Bennett had at least 36 driving infractions stretching over 13 years. He was cited four times for drunk driving and numerous times for driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was also on probation for an assault conviction. On October 25, 2002, having consumed a large amount of whiskey, marijuana, and methamphetamine, and traveling at 70 mph on Southeast Division Street in Portland, Bennett crashed his car into the car of Debra Thornton Holtzheimer, 50, killing her. Bennett fled to a nearby restaurant where he was apprehended by witnesses.

 When  Deb Holtzheimer was 8 years old, she witnessed her mother die as a result of a drunk driver. When she was 17, her brother suffered the same fate.

020926 (Eugene Register- Guard) Rick Blake Kelley, 37 Kelley was convicted in 1990 of second degree sodomy involving a young girl. Kelley pleaded guilty to several counts of sex abuse in the first degree and sodomy in the first degree for repeatedly abusing three girls, aged 7, 8 and 10. He was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a weapon for carrying a loaded handgun when he was arrested.

Judge Gregory Foote senteneced Kelley to 25 years in prison, electing to run three sex abuse sentences consecutively.

Maximiliano Silerio Esparza Esparza entered the United States illegally in 1985. In the following years, he used several aliases.

On January 15, 1992, Esparza, using the name Martin Martinez, was released from a California prison after serving three years for robbery. He was supposed to be deported.

On October  21, 1992, Esparza was picked up by an INS agent for being an illegal alien and was released after promising to leave the country.

In November of 1992, he was arrested for possession of and selling cocaine. Oregon authorities did not discover that he was under a deportation order or that he had been in a Californian prison the previous year. He was released and disappeared. Oregon authorities put out a warrant for his arrest.

On January 18, 2002, Esparza was caught near El Paso, Texas, trying to slip into the U.S. He was released. The next night, he was caught again, trying to enter near Columbus, N.M. Border agents found the Portland warrant for his arrests and contacted Oregon authorities. They declined to extradite Esparza, as is the custom for minor drug offenses. Esparza was dropped off at the border.

On September 1, 2002, Esparza attacked and raped two nuns in Klamath Falls, murdering one of them.
020830 Brandon Glenn Davis, 20 Davis's license had been suspended several times andhe had other offenses on his driving record. On December 14, 2001, while street racing and driving at 75 mph, Davis crashed into the car of Donald Ickes, 65, killing him.

In August, 2002, Davis was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to five years in prison, of which he must serve at least three.

020820 (Bend Bulletin),
Timothy Brian Walsh, 24 Walsh had convictions for third-degree rape, sex abuse, carrying a concealed weapon, contempt of court and other offenses. Walsh was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly setting fire to the home of Crook County prosecutor Ron Brown. Brown, his wife, and three children, ages 2, 5 and 6, escaped the fire at 3:45 AM.

Walsh was arrested with his accomplice, Nathan Wayne Galloway, 19, who was on bail while awaiting trial for for assault and other charges.

020815 Dorothy Grace Jones, 32 Jones had 17 prior convictions. Jones was sentenced to 49 years in prison for burning and beating her mentally ill 65-year old  husband whose money she took to buy methamphetamines.
020808 Michael Webb, 21 Webb had a conviction for sex abuse and had been charged for rape in 1999. He was wanted for parole violations. Webb was charged with aggravated murder, arson and burglary for the fire that killed Bob Browning, 35, Debbie Barnett, 32, Dawn Browning, 4, and Stephanie Browning, 3.

020731, 020807 (Curry Pilot) 

Billy Gene Preuitt, 31 Preuitt was on parole from a 1991 conviction in Linn County for kidnapping and rape. He was released from prison in 2000. Preuitt murdered his neighbor, Carol Zimmerman, 48. He was found dead in Zimmerman's car a week later in Susanville, California.
020716 (Eugene Register- Guard)


Robert Allen Cameron, 37 Cameron was convicted of false imprisonment in California in 1983. He served eight years in California for the 1989 rape of a 15-year old girl.

On March 22, 2002, he was arrested for theft and possession of illegal weapons and was released on bail.

On March 31, 2002, Cameron raped and robbed a bartender in Cottage Grove.

On April 1, armed with a gun, he tried to abduct a woman in a parking garage. Later the same day, he abducted a 16-year old girl. He then entered a home and stole a car at gunpoint. He was chased and eventually shot by police.

His defense attorney said he had "an astounding level" of methamphetamine in his system.

In July, 2002, Cameron was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

020613 Antonio Lamar Thomas, 23 Thomas was a felon in possession of a weapon. His prior conviction was not specified. Thomas was sentenced to 30 years in prison after conviction for attempted murder and first-degree assault, stemming from a shooting at the Shari's Restaurant in Delta Park. Thomas' sentence was increased because the judge found him to be a "dangerous offender".
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Ladon Andre Stephens, 33 Stephens had "a history of preying on girls" since he was a teen-ager." At age 15, he underwent sex-offender treatment as a suspect in several sexual assaults. He spent time in various juvenile facilities.

He served six years in prison of a 30 year sentence for three 1989 attempted gunpoint kidnappings. He was released after completing a "relapse prevention program." He was under post-prison supervision that included polygraph tests "to ensure he was not reoffending.

In 1997, Stephens allegedly dragged three teenage girls off the street and raped them.

On December 13, 2001, Stephens allegedly dragged Melissa Bittler, 14, off the street, raped her, and murdered her by choking.

On April 28, 2002, Stephens allegedly raped his girlfriend's cousin.

During this vicious crime spree, Stephens was under close supervision as a paroled sex offender.

See further details on this case.

020313 Robert E. Heinz, 34 Heinz had drug and assault convictions in Marion and Linn counties as well as property crime convictions in California. He was on parole. Heinz murdered Rick Ballantine on Southwest Broadway in downtown Portland, shooting him three times at point-blank range in front of many witnesses.
020205 Leandro S. Vidana, 40 According to his former wife, who had taken out a restraining order against him, Vidano abused his children and was convicted of assault. Police discovered Vidana's body after he committed suicide. When they went to inform his girlfriend, Cynthia McKinney, they found McKinney and her 7-year-old daughter Rachael, apparently murdered. McKinney had been shot and Rachael suffocated by Vidana, police believed. Relatives said that McKinney wanted Vidana to move out.



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011121 Joe D. Hughes Jr., 46 Hughes was convicted for drunken driving in 1998 and was driving with a suspended license, in violation of probation. Hughes faced manslaughter charges after killing Mary M. Ewing, 44. Hughes blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when his pickup truck collided with Ewing's car.


David Ernest Gildersleeve, 34 Gildersleeve was suspected in six bank robberies. He had an extensive criminal record, including robbery, assault and escape. Gildersleeve was found guilty of attempted aggravated murder and robbery after he hijacked a woman's car and then pointed a loaded and cocked gun at a responding policeman. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison under the dangerous offender statute.
011030 James Byron Coon, 52 Coon was facing domestic violence charges involving his girlfriend, Darlene Flynn, 41. Coon pled guilty to murder for asphyxiating Darlene Flynn. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, plus another 5 years for threatening to kill her if she testified against him in the domestic violence case.
011028 Corey V. Lomax, 25 Lomax had an extensive record for drug, weapon, and other crimes. Lomax was pled guilty to murdering Kim Ly, 47. Ly was bound, robbed and strangled.
Richard E. Erickson, 40 Erickson was driving on a suspended license. The daughter of the victim wrote that he was a "habitual drunken driver" with "many past driving offenses." (021005) On September 27, 2001, Erickson was stopped by West Linn police for suspicion of drunk driving. As the officer approached Erickson's truck, he sped off. His vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, striking the car of retired educator Phyllis de Luna, 73, killing her
010921 Thearone Giles, 27 Giles was "a felon in possession of a firearm". Giles was convicted for the 1999 murder of Ronald Anthony Johnson at Cisco & Pancho's Restaurant in Portland.
010823 Michael Boyd Rush, 41 In 1998, Rush was placed on probation for attempting to assault his wife with a sword. Rush shot and killed his 21-year old son, Christopher Rush, and then killed himself.
010810 Tony Centano Centano had a "lengthy criminal record." Centano was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting two people in the back as they walked down a street in downtown Hillsboro.
010803, 010805 Jared Lee Crenshaw, 17 In 1998 a judge sentenced the 14-year old Crenshaw to 6 years in the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority for his secondary role in the shooting of police officer David Howe. Howe was wearing a bulletproof vest which prevented serious injury.

In January of 2001, Crenshaw was paroled to a foster home, from which he walked away in March.

In August, Crenshaw was arrested on suspicion of murder in the stabbing death of Robert Lloyd Berry, 44, in the restroom of the 82nd Avenue Fred Meyer store in Portland.
010726, 000408 Humberto Castro Soler, 33 Soler is a convicted bank robber and drug trafficker. Soler was charged with the 1999 murder of Jodie Schneider, 32, and Vincent Pawloski, 37.
010721, 010803 Michael Braae, 41 Braae was wanted for probation violation in Washington and California for unspecified crimes. Braae was apprehended after a manhunt and chase during which he shot at police. He is under investigation in the deaths, disappearances, rapes or assaults of eight woman in Washington and Oregon.
010717, 010718, 010722 Fabian Magallon, 30 On June 11, 2001, Winilyn N. Bernal-Magallon, 35, received a restraining order against her husband, Fabian, after he threatened to kill her. He was ordered to stay away from his wife and was forbidden to possess a firearm. A year before, he had put a gun to her head. In March, she moved out.

On June 26, Magallon was arrested for violating the restraining order and spent a night in jail.

On July 16, 2001, Fabian Magallon murdered Winilyn Magallon with a firearm and then killed himself.
010712 Richard Lee Poitra, 32 Poitra had previous convictions for assault and manslaughter. Poitra was convicted for the December, 2000 armed robbery of a convenience store in Tigard. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
010701 Gregory Hoenshell, 21 Hoenshell was "a felon in possession of a firearm". Hoenshell, serving time in a California prison for another crime, was charged in the April murders of his grandparents, Edward Hoenshell, 77, and Dorothy Hoenshell, 72, in Brookings.
010616 Benjamin Edward Pervish, 32 Pervish was convicted of manslaughter for the 1991 killing of a man who was beaten to death with a brick. He also has a conviction for robbery. Pervish was convicted on 30 counts of promoting and compelling prostitution.



Matthew Justice Propst, 23 Propst has convictions for attempted assault and burglary. He was on parole from a first degree attempted assault conviction for a 1996 drive-by shooting. Propst was charged with aggravated murder for the slaying of Terry Lee Spencer, 44, and Ramona Lisa McGee, 34. Both were shot in the back of the head.

Propst was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty. The plea was made after a judge ruled that a letter Propst wrote admitting the murder was admissible in court.




Robert Wendell Walker, Jr., 53 In 1977, Walker was pardoned by Oregon Governor Bob Straub for shoplifting convictions. In 1981, he was pardoned by President Ronald Reagan for an attempted bank robbery. Walker was charged with the October 17, 2000 murder of his wife, Terrie Lee Walker, 45, after she attempted to leave him. Walker shot her, dismembered her, and burned her remains in his Aloha back yard.

In December of 2001, Walker was convicted of murder.

010322 Timothy A. Soldani In 1996, Soldani was convicted for driving under the influence after crashing his car through the yards of three houses. He served 2 days in jail.

In February 2000, Soldani was cited for driving under the influence. In March, he was cited again and his license was revoked.

On June 24, 2000, Soldani, driving drunk and without a license, hit a runner, Buffalo Zobel. Zobel had been training in an attempt to run the 26 mile marathon in under four hours, a prodigious athletic feat.

The crash broke both of Zobel's legs, fractured a bone in his back, separated a shoulder and left him with severe facial injuries. The driver, Soldani, fled, but was apprehended with pieces of Zobel's hair and skin embedded in the windshield of the car.

In January 2000, Soldani was convicted of second-degree assault and other charges and sentenced to 8 years and four months in prison.

Zobel is re-learning how to walk.

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Damien Deshawn Douglas, 26 Douglas was arrested on May 21, 2000, after an armed robbery at a tavern. He and his accomplice were armed with a rifle and a shotgun and forced patrons to lie on the floor.

Judge Ellen Rosenblum set bail at $200,000. Douglas's mother, Demetrias Browning,  posted the required 10 percent and Douglas was freed, against the recommendation of jail officials.

On November 9, 2000, Douglas failed to appear for the fourth day of his trial and was not seen again until . . .

On February 12, 2001, Joshua L. Toomey, 25, was murdered in what police said was a drug-related homicide. Shortly thereafter, Damien Douglas was arrested and charged with the murder.

In May of 2001, Douglas was convicted of kidnapping and robbery and sentenced to 31 years in prison. The sentence includes five terms to be served consecutively.

In October, 2001, Judge Frank Bearden ruled that half of the $20,000 bail posted by Douglas's mother for the May, 2000 robbery should be returned to her. He also ruled that she did not have to pay the $180,000 for which she became liable when her son absconded.

Robert Wendell Walker, Jr., 53 In 1977, Walker was pardoned by Oregon Governor Straub for two shoplifting convictions. In 1981, he was pardoned by President Reagan for an attempted bank robbery. Walker was arrested and held as a suspect in the murder, dismemberment, and burning of his wife, Terrie Lee Walker, 45, on October 17, 2000.

In January, 2002, Walker was tried ,  convicted ,and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

In October, 2002, Walker died a natural death in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Because he had an appeal pending at the time of his death, under  Oregon appellate rules, his conviction was vacated.



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001121 Frank Darwin Conrad IV, 38 Conrad had served time for rape and sodomy convictions. Conrad was convicted of manslaughter for the 1999 bludgeoning death of his former cellmate, Michael McNett. Conrad hit McNett at least 27 times on the head, chest and neck with a claw hammer.
001101, 001110, 001208 David Lee Cox, 35 Cox was serving time at the Oregon State Penitentiary for convictions for robbery, attempted murder and kidnapping. He was scheduled for release in 2069. Cox murdered fellow inmate Mark Dean Davis, 31, by stabbing him in the back with a homemade tool.

Cox was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death.

001025, 001024, 001027, 010605 Roy Michael Lee, 41 Lee was on parole after a California conviction for kidnapping. During a traffic stop, Lee fired eight shots at Oregon State Police trooper James C. Hayes, 26, hitting him in the head and arm. Hayes was hospitalized in serious condition and was later upgraded to fair condition.

Lee pled guilty to attempted aggravated murder, assault and robbery and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

001004 Justyn Garrett Gallegos, 19 Gallegos "spent some time when he was younger in juvenile detention." His juvenile records are sealed. In the space of two days, Gallegos was a suspect in a robbery and an attempted murder and in the random shooting of a man waiting for the MAX train. He engaged police in a gun battle and was killed.
000930, 001001, 001003 Arthur Lloyd Chapparo, 47 Chapparo plead guilty to Assault IV in October of 1999. After he completed a domestic violence program, the charges against him were dropped. His former wife, Sharon, had a restraining order against him which had just expired. Arthur Chapparo murdered his ex-wife, Sharon Chapparo, 44 and a mother of two, and murdered her boyfriend, Preston Ray Russell, 36 and a father of three. He then killed himself.
000923 Harry O. Bean, 32 Bean was a felon with drug-related convictions. Bean was arrested for the murder of Duane Morris Rose, 31, who was strangled in his home.

(Also Eugene Register-
Guard, 000910)

Roger Dale Williams, 31 Williams was convicted in 1995 for Robbery II and Assault II committed about one month before Measure 11 went into effect. He served three years and three months in prison and was released in January of 1999. Williams was arrested for the 9/7/2000 murder of Calvin Schwarz, who was shot in the head.
000910 Frank Hugh Colton, 34 Colton has a prior conviction for child rape in Washington. Colton was convicted in Baker City, OR of first-degree sexual abuse for abusing an 8-year-old boy in 1999.
000908 Daniel Richard Robertson Under the name Daniel Richard Deaver, Robertson strangled a man in Washington County. Robertson pleaded guilty to the 1998 rape of a 31-year-old mentally disabled woman. Robertson, working for a contractor to Tri-Met, was driving the woman home from a counseling session.
000901 Deon Spencer, 25 Spencer was a "felon in possession of a firearm" after unspecified felonies. Police arrested Spencer and five other men for videotaping girls having sex with underage boys and selling the tapes. They are accused of luring girls they met on the street, plying them with drugs and alcohol, and inducing them to perform sexual acts for the camera. They were arrested when police received a report of a woman screaming while being raped in a parked car.
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Robert K. McCann, 27 McCann had many convictions for theft, car theft, and burglary going back to the early 1990's. He was on parole for an Assault II committed in September, 1994, about 6 months before Measure 11 went into effect. On August 24, 3-year-old Christopher Peraza was abducted. For two weeks, police, the F.B.I., and neighbors searched for him.

On September 8, police found Christopher's beaten and decaying body in an abandoned house. He had been slapped, burned with a cigarette, cut with glass, choked, and thrown down a flight of stairs.

On September 11, authorities arrested and charged Robert K. McCann with aggravated murder.

In June of 2002, McCann pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

000826 Leslie Bennett Bennett had been released from prison one month earlier after serving 19 months for a burglary. Bennett was convicted for the aggravated murder of a homeless man, Enrique Sanchez.
000817 Raul Garza, 33 Garza had 22 convictions, including ones for shooting his brother, robbery, several thefts and multiple counts of resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. Garza attacked a 15-year-old girl in a school. The girl was waiting for her parents to finish a parent-teacher conference. Garza was at the school to pick up his wife who was attending a class.

Garza made crude comments, touched the girl's breasts and genital area, pinned her against a wall and tried to drag her into a restroom.

Garza was sentenced under Measure 11 to 6 years for sex abuse. Judge Price said "To have something like this amount to a Measure 11 sentence is just a waste of everyone's life."

000812, 010323,  010828 Frank J. Milligan, 31 Milligan was on bail after being charged with sexual assault against an 11-year old boy.

In March, prosecutors asked Judge Philip Nelson to revoke Milligan's bail but they were refused.

Milligan was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, sex abuse and sodomy for a July 11 attack on a 10-year-old boy whose throat was slashed after he fought off a sexual advance. The boy was choked, slashed, and left to die in bushes, but he survived.

Milligan pled guilty on all charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in August, 2001. His term will run consecutive to the 6 year, 3 month term for the previous assault.

000711 Beau Heleman Flynn, 21

Flynn was a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

In 1994, Flynn's mother, Mary Louise Thompson, was convicted of arranging the killing of 18-year-old Aaron Iturra who was going to testify against Flynn in juvenile court.

Flynn was arrested, along with 18-year-old Steven Michael Weavill, and charged with murdering 18-year-old Casey Stefak.
000606 Michael Dickenson, 48 Both Dickenson and his wife had "criminal records and a lengthy history of domestic violence". Officers responded to 16 domestic disturbances from 1992 to 1996. On June 4, 2000, Michael Dickenson murdered his wife in front of Clackamas County deputies. He then turned his gun on them and he was shot dead.
000602 John Miles Sturgis, 44

Sturgis was convicted in 1977 for a bank robbery. He was described as an "armed career criminal".

In 1997, his wife, Dianna obtained a restraining order against him.

On July 8, 1997, John Sturgis murdered Dianna Sturgis, shooting her in the head and chest in front of their 4-year-old daughter.

Sturgis avoided a charge of aggravated murder and the possibility of a death penalty by making a plea bargain with the prosecutor. In exchange for Sturgis' testimony against another murderer, he was allowed to plead guilty to murder rather than aggravated murder. He was sentenced to 25 year, to be served concurrently with a federal sentence of 25 years for being a career criminal.

000514 Len John Allen, 35 Allen served 7 years of a 20-year manslaughter sentence after pleading guilty in the 1984 death of a 13-year-old girl who was strangled. In May of 2000, Allen was convicted of raping 6 women.
000507 Mark Richard Brannan, 33

Convicted in 1987 for sexually abusing a 4-year-old child.

Convicted in 1993 for attempting to sexually abuse a 10-year-old child.

Convicted in 2000 for sexually abusing a 3-month-old girl in 1992. At that time, prosecutors did not press charges on the condition that he seek treatment. He did not seek treatment.
000418 Morrice Abdul James, 27 James had a long record of drug and assault arrests. He had a conviction for an unspecified felony. In 1998, he was sent to prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. In April of 2000, James was arrested and charged with the murder of cab driver Jonathan Gregory Johnson, age 30.


Anselmo Vasquez-Vasquez, 28 Vasquez was on parole following a DUI conviction. Vasquez was arrested for the kidnapping and gang-rape of two 15-year-old girls. The girls were forced into a van in Hillsboro and held for 2 1/2 hours.

In August, Vasquez pled no-contest to two counts of rape and kidnapping.

000316 Robin Lee Knutson, 39 Knutson was on parole for attempting to stab a police officer in Arizona and other crimes. Knutson was sentenced to 39 1/2 years in prison by a federal court for drug crimes, robbing a bank, and other crimes in Oregon.


David L. Dunster

In 1972, Dunster bound and blindfolded Della Marie Brockamp, a 36-year old mother of eight. He then shot her in the head. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison

In 1978, Dunster was transferred to a prison in Montana, where he murdered a fellow inmate. He was convicted and sentenced to 100 years.

In 1993, Dunster was transferred to a Nebraska prison. In 1997, he murdered another fellow inmate, Larry Wittwith, by strangling him with a cord.

This time, Dunster was sentenced to death.


William Lee Hespel, 38

Hespel was convicted of unspecified felonies.

Hespel was arrested for the shooting death of his nine year old son, who was shot in the head.


Len John Allen, 35

Allen was convicted in 1988 of the "violent slaughter of a 13-year old Klamath Falls girl".

Allen was arrested and arraigned on several sexual assault charges. He is suspected in 5 attacks on Eugene prostitutes.



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Jeremy Lee Morgan, 20

Morgan had a record of theft and burglary.

Morgan was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 94-year old woman.


James Michael Knope, 20

Knope was released from juvenile detention after serving 16 months for burglary, car theft, and criminal mischief.

Knope murdered his grandmother, Eleanor Juanita Knope, 71, shooting her in the forehead at point-blank range. He plead guilty to aggravated murder.


Troy Latrell Ramsey, 22

Ramsey was a felon in possession of a firearm after an unspecified conviction.

Ramsey was convicted for the murder of Phillip Robinson, 71. Ramsey was also convicted for robbery and burglary.


David L. Purcell, 50

Purcell was convicted in 1980 and again in 1987 for sex crimes involving young victims.

Purcell was charged with rape, sodomy, and sex abuse, for actions involving two pre-teen girls over the course of four years. He pleaded no contest to threatening to kill one of the girls and pleaded guilty to several of the other charges. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.


Marcella Ketchersid, 35

Ketchersid was wanted on two warrants for failure to appear for driving while suspended.

Ketchersid crashed her car into the vehicle of Joyce Anderson Abbott, 67, killing her. Ketchersid fled the scene and turned herself in days later.




Marc M. Holcomb, Jr., 28

Holcomb was arrested and taken to Lane County jail for violating probation after an unspecified conviction. He was mistakenly released by Lane County, although he also was wanted in Linn County for a probation violation.

Holcomb shot and killed Dean F. Pruitt and shot John O. Pruitt. He then forced his way into several homes in the Sweet Home community, firing shots in the home of a teenager. He then invaded another home occupied by a 16-year-old boy and his 7-year old brother. The 16-year old shot Holcomb. Holcomb then tried to invade a home occupied by a woman who drove him off with a gun. Holcomb then invaded the home of a 72 year-old woman and cut her with a knife. He then escaped and was later apprehended on December 7, three weeks after the attack.


Angel Navarro Caratachea, 39

Caratachea was convicted in 1984 of murder in Texas. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was deported in 1989 after serving less than 5 years.

Caratachea plead no-contest in the 1998 murder of Grisel Arrollo Mondragon, 40. Caratachea murdered Mondragon, with whom he lived, and stuffed her body in the car of a friend. He was apprehended at the Portland airport, trying to board a plane.



Daniel Wayne Kirkland, 30

Kirkland was a felon in possession of a firearm after an unspecified conviction.

Kirkland shot cab driver Michelle Howard, 36, in the back of the head, killing her during a robbery attempt.

In August of 2000, Kirkland was found guilty of aggravated murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.



Keith James Bryant, 20

Bryant was on parole for an unspecified conviction.

Bryant was arrested in connection with the shooting and attempted murder of Phillip Kandel, 33. Bryant is also a suspect in the murder of Keith Dornon, the husband of a Milwaukie police officer. Keith Dornon was apparently killed during a burglary.


Charles Anthony Longjaw, 31

In 1986, Longjaw murdered one man and attempted to murder another. He was found not guilty of murder because of insanity and sent to the Oregon State Hospital. After 12 years, the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board ordered Longjaw released under "stringent conditions", even though it found that he would "continue to present a substantial danger to others".

Longjaw was convicted of rape, kidnapping, assault, and robbery in Vancouver, Washington. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison.


Clifford Young, 38

Young spent 13 years of his adult life in prison for burglary, theft and robbery charges.

Young was convicted of aggravated murder. On March 12, 1996, Young attempted to strangle Ruth Bonneau, 69, with the oxygen tube that she needed to breath. He then beat her with a lamp. Young then burgled her house and left. Hours later, her returned and found Bonneau still alive. He stabbed her repeatedly with a table knife and fork and then stole more of her property.


Daniel L. Bostwick, 41

Bostwick was on post-prision supervision for sex crimes in Multnomah County.

Bostwick was convicted of first degree sex abuse for fondling several girls at a swimming center.


Steven Ray McCluskey,31

McCluskey had previous arrests for domestic violence and at least twice spent time in jail for violating restraining orders.

McCluskey was arrested for tying up and pistol-whipping his girlfriend and abducting her 5-year old son. The woman freed herself after 10 hours. The boy was locked in the trunk of McCluskey's car.

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Keith James Bryant, 24

Bryant was on parole for an unspecified conviction.

Bryant was arrested for the August 27 shooting and attempted murder of Phillip Kandel, 33.

Bryant was also held as a person of interest in the October 15 murder of Keith Brian Dornon, 35, the husband of Milwaukie police officer Cheryl Ann Dornon. It is not clear if Bryant is a suspect in this case.


Matthew Robert Bryant

Bryant was convicted of riot for his part in a December, 1999 altercation in which Richard Underwood was clubbed in the head with a baseball bat, leaving Underwood with permanent brain damage. He was sentenced to probation.

Bryant was arrested for theft, unlawful entry of a vehicle, and resisting arrest, and was put in jail for violating the terms of his probation.


Roderick Kennedy, 38

Kennedy was arrested in 1998 in a case involving Enrique Sanchez, 47.

Kennedy along with Leslie Earl Bennett, 37, were arrested on aggravated murder charges for the beating death of Sanchez. Kennedy apparently is a white supremacist, judging from tattoos on his chest and stomach which include "Hitler", "White Pride", and a swastika.


Gustavo Balderas, 15

Balderas was living in a group home for delinquent youth after an unspecified offense.

Balderas was arrested for the October 27 rape of a 15 year-old girl in the gymnasium of South Salem High School.


Christopher Duane Zurcher, 20

Zurcher was on parole for an unspecified conviction.

Zurcher was arrested for kidnapping and attempted murder after he dumped a 10 month-old baby, Jose Broeke in a trash bin.


Eric Spencer Hughes, 34

Hughes was convicted of robbery in 1989. He was convicted in 1993 of scalding his infant son and served five months in jail. He received treatment under probation.

Spencer was arrested for breaking the skull of 3 year-old Ashley Pippo.


Ewald A. Graf, 62

Graf served a year in jail and was placed on five years probation in 1988 for the rape of an 8-year old girl.

Graf was convicted of sex crimes against a girl younger than 12 years old and was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.


Randall Blake Maddox, 40

Over the past three years, police were called several times to the Maddox house because of domestic disputes.

Maddox murdered his girlfriend, Mary Elizabeth Lintner, 40, and killed himself.


Kenneth James Chambers, 25

Chambers has several convictions in Washington for theft-related crimes, the most recent in 1996.

Chambers crashed a stolen vehicle into the car of Kim Edson Simonds, 44, and Cynthia Marie Simonds, 40. Both were killed. Aaron Simonds, 7, was in critical condition and Benjamin Simonds, 12, was in fair condition.


Bobby Donald Barnes, 45

Barnes had convictions for prostitution, drug possession, criminal trespass and assault.

In 1991, Barnes broke into a house raped a 15-year old girl at knifepoint. He was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months. He was paroled (date unknown) but absconded and his whereabouts are unknown.


Eugene Manuel Morales, 31

Morales had unspecified previous felony convictions.

Morales was convicted for a home invasion robbery and was sentenced to 15 years and 10 months in prison, but his whereabouts are unknown because he skipped bail.


Kimberly Anne Piazza, 30

At 4 AM on Monday, July 26, 1999, police arrested Piazza for drunken driving and released her.

At 8 PM on the same day, Piazza crashed her car into a Tri-Met bus, sending 17 people to the hospital.


Robert Lawrence Staudinger, 27

Staudinger had at least two felony convictions, including a 1998 burglary conviction in Coos County.

Staudinger murdered Sharron Morris, 51, Michael Morris, 27, and Dawn Rene Phillips, 22.



James Lincoln Willie, 55

Willie had several previous arrests including at least three for DUII and was convicted in 1977 of negligent homicide for a drunken driving incident that killed two people. His license was repeatedly suspended and revoked in the 1980s and 1990s.

Willie, driving drunk, struck the car of Martin Ferlitsch, 70, killing him and his 12 year-old granddaughter Jennifer and sending his wife, Angela, 62, to the hospital.

On January 11, 2000, Willie was convicted of two counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison. This was not reported in the Oregonian.




Todd Alan Reed, 32

In 1987, Reed was convicted of burglary and sentenced to five years' probation.

Reed was suspected in the 1987 murder of Jennifer Tchir, 15, and Mindi C. Thomas, 12, which occurred after Reed's probation for burglary. He was not charged because of insufficient evidence.

He was later convicted for a 1992 kidnapping, rape and choking which the victim survived. Because the victim was not available to testify, Reed was allowed to plead guilty to attempted rape.

He served three years in prison and was on parole. A spokeswoman for Multnohmah County Community Justice said "He was always noncompliant in treatment and (his parole officer) was always trying to keep him in treatment".

Reed murdered Lilla Faye Moler, 28, Stephanie Lynn Russell, 26, and Alexandria Nicole Ison, 17, dumping their bodies in Forest Park.

In February, 2001, Reed made a plea bargain with prosecutors and was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Timothy Daniel Campbell, 33

Campbell has convicted of an unspecified felony.

In the winter of 1998, Timothy Campbell committed at least 7 robberies and a kidnapping.

Campbell pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.



Charles Steven Lavin, 43

In February, Lavin was arrested for stalking his estranged wife. It appears that she was granted a restraining order against him.

In June, Charles Lavin shot and killed his wife, Michelle Lavin, 32. He later killed himself.




Jesse Fanus, 20

Fanus has been in and out of juvenile jails. According to a psychologist who treated him at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, Fanus scored "nearly off the charts" for psychopathic tendencies. He was involved in incident-after-incident of violence and destruction.

Fanus invaded the home of and murdered retired Major General Marion Carl, one of the nation's most decorated military heroes.



David W. Bends, 37

Bends was on parole for an unspecified crime.

Bends was charged with aggravated murder in the March 1997 murder of his sister-in-law, Robin Whitehurst, 31, who was strangled in her dining room.

It is not clear if the crime for which Bends was on parole occurred before or after the murder.


Cifford Martin Peterson, 27

Peterson had a history of run-ins dating to 1987. Since 1992, he was convicted of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, escape and violation of parole.

Peterson repeatedly threatened Patricia Spain, the wife of his employer. He was suspected in a bank robbery on April 28. After a chase by police that reached 100 mph, Peterson shot himself to death.

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Larry Gene Cole, 52

In 1973, Cole brutally abducted Betty Van Balen and held her for ransom, which he received. In May 1974, he was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was paroled in 1984.

In April of 1999, with no warning or provocation or ostensible motive, Cole shot park rangers Danny Blumenthal and Jack Kerwin, wounding Kerwin and killing Blumenthal.

In April of 2001, Cole was convicted of aggravated murder and aggravated attempted murder. In July, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Eugene D. Reece, 24

Rodgers was previously convicted on an unspecified felony.

Reece was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Earl Noble, 26. He was driving a stolen car when police attempted to arrest him and led them on a high-speed chase.


Daniel Richard Robertson, 47

Robertson received a life sentence for the 1973 strangulation of David Boles, 21. He was paroled after 9 years.

Robertson pleaded guilty to raping a 31 year-old woman in Tryon Creek State Park.


Ernest Johnson, Jr., 48

Johnson has convictions in Oregon dating back to 1960.

Johnson was convicted for the armed robbery of a credit union. Credit union employees were forced to lie on the floor and Johnson hit them with a gun.

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Martin Allen Johnson, 42

Johnson was convicted in 1986 of drug dealing and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was paroled from the federal prison in Sheridan after serving one third of his 20-year sentence.

Johnson was arrested for the murder of Heather Fay Fraser, a Tigard teenager. He also faced charges of rape, sexual abuse, and sodomy involving three other 15-year old girls in Oregon.

At trial, several girls testified that Johnson supplied them with drugs, incapacitated them with morphine or ether, and sexually assaulted them. Prosecutors said that the victim was drugged, raped, strangled and thrown into the Columbia River.

After the murder, Martin had fled to Florida where he approached other young girls before being apprehended.

In August, 2001, Martin was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death.


Rickey D. White, 20

Rickey White is a convicted drug dealer.

White was arrested for illegally purchasing nearly 30 guns at gun shows.


William Carl Welsh, 44

Welsh was a registered sex offender with a history of sexual misconduct dating back 20 years. He was convicted of molesting boys in California four times between 1979 and 1982. In 1986, he was convicted in Oregon of sodomizing boys aged 8 to 12. He was paroled in 1996.

Welsh was charged with 18 sex crimes against juveniles.







Patrick Lee Harned, 16

Harned had threatened to kill his school's principal. Harned's mother told police that she was afraid of him. Harned was associating with William Carl Welsh, 44, a registered sex offender.

Harned was arrested for the strangulation murder of 7-year old Ashley Carlson.

Welsh told police that Harned discussed wanting to have sex with a young girl, kill her and bury her.

In October, 2000, Judge Philip Nelson found Harned guilty of aggravated murder. Finding Harned was likely to commit additional crimes if ever released from prison, Judge Nelson sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.




Michael John McElvain, 51

McElvain had been arrested twice for drunken driving. In 1990, he entered a diversion program.

On January 24, 1999, while legally drunk, McElvain crashed his car into the car of Edmund Harrington. Harrington, 45, was seriously injured and his daughter, Kelsey Lynn Harrington, was killed.

In June, 1999, McElvain was convicted of first degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In August, 1999, McElvain was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.


James Hubert Potts, 45

Potts had two prior convictions for sex crimes.

Potts was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of a 9-year old girl.


Nathan Ryan Faris, 16

Faris has at least one violent felony conviction.

Faris was pleaded guilty for criminally negligent homicide and drunken driving in an accident in which is friend, Scott Nanthathammiko, 14, was killed. Faris was driving at speeds up to 100 miles-per-hour.


Terry Wayne Unruh, 33

Unruh has an extensive arrest and conviction record for numerous traffic-related offenses.

While involved in "an angry interaction" with another driver and driving recklessly, Unruh crashed into a third car, killing a female passenger and seriously injuring the driver, Richard Hornych, 38.




Stella Ann Kiser, 23

Jesse Caleb Compton, 21


Compton had lost custody of his own child for abuse.

Compton was convicted in November 1998 or murdering 3-year old Tesslynn O'Cull, Kiser's daughter. Kiser was on trial (and was later convicted) on the same charges. Compton and Kiser tortured the child over several months, including burning her back and buttocks with a propane torch, breaking several vertebrae in her back, tying her up for up to 10 hours a day, pulling her hair out and punching her.

In February of 1999, Stella Kiser's trial ended in a hung jury when one juror refused to convict.

In April, a second jury convicted Stella Kiser of murder.


Forrest Argentino, 53

A year prior, Argentino attacked his aunt, Betty Joy Bryant. According to her son, Dan Bryant, he was released from custody on the grounds of mental incapacity.

In September, 1998, Forrest Argentino invaded Betty Joy Bryant's home and stabbed her 11 times including one blow to the heart, which killed her.

In January, 1999, Argentino pleaded guilty except for insanity. He was committed to the state psychiatric institution. His case will be reviewed every two years to see if he is fit for release.


Abraham Lincoln Rodgers, 24

Rodgers was previously convicted on an unspecified felony.

Rodgers was arrested for attempted murder after shooting 22 year-old Linda Kay Taylor, who was in serious condition.




Thomas Eugene Samples, 33

Samples was convicted of various burglary, theft and weapons charges and was on probation.

Samples was arrested for attempted murder and rape in a May 20, 1998 attack on a Sherwood woman, Kari Anderson, 21. He held the woman at knifepoint while attempting to rape her. He then tried to strangle her with a cord from a sleeping bag.

In January of 1999, Samples was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison under Measure 11.


Danyale Gill, 22

Gill was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of a rival drug dealer.

On May 23, policed pulled Gill over for driving violations. Gill sped off at speeds up to 88 mph. After being stopped again, Gill shot seven shots at police but missed.

Gill was convicted in November and sentenced to 44 years in prison.


Joel McCool, 24

McCool had a lengthy arrest record.

McCool attacked and shot a rival gang member, Harry Villa, 24. He also shot a 19 year old pregnant woman. Villa was recently convicted for criminal racketeering but a judge allowed him to remain on bail over the holidays.



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Douglas Wayne Dunn, 24

Dunn was previously convicted on an unspecified felony.

Dunn was arrested for 8 armed robberies in Portland and is suspected of 18 more armed robberies in Seattle.




Ikechukwu Clement Nwaekwe, 24

Nwaekwe was arrested in September, 1998, for attempted murder, assault and kidnapping against his former girlfriend, Sarah Beth Zimmerman. Nwaekwe was released on bail. No restraining order was placed on Nwaekwe.

On December 8, 1998, Nwaekwe shot Sarah Beth Zimmerman, 18, and her mother, Kathleen Nesslin, 40 in their home. Both were in serious condition. Sarah lost a finger and an eye.

Nwaekwe was arrested after a chase by police in which he was shot.

Even after the shooting, bail was set at $2 million. Nwaekwe could be freed if he posts $200,000.

In April of 2000, Nwaekwe was sentenced to 21 years in prison for attempted aggravated murder and kidnapping in the second degree.


Michael Eric Scott Lane, 24

Lane was previously convicted on an unspecified felony.

Lane was arrested on four counts of attempted murder for shooting at an employee after attempting to pass a bad check at a grocery store in McMinnville. A month later, he attempted to pass a bad check at a US Bank, using his jail inmate card as identification. He fled, leaving his inmate card at the bank.



William Ray Fowler, 27

Fowler had arrests for burglary and drunken driving.

Fowler was convicted in February of an assault on a two year old girl that fractured her skull. He was sentenced to 18 days in jail and was then released on probation.

In November, Fowler was arrested for beating a two year old boy, leaving him in a wheelchair with about half of his previous brain function.

In May of 2000, Fowler pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree and other crimes and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.


Ricky G. Barney, 39

Barney had "a minor criminal record".

In June, 98, Barney, on methamphetamines, lured two 12-year-old girls into his truck and raped them over a 10- hour period.


Danyale D. Gill, 22

Gill has convictions for attempted murder, drug possession, and drug dealing.

Gill was convicted of attempted assault for shooting his gun seven times toward two Portland police officers.


Phillip Medley Bates, 29

Bates has an extensive criminal history including convictions for assault, arson, and burglary.

Bates is wanted for the murder of Lisa Sue Thom. She was shot in the head on her 25th birthday. Bates is also wanted for shooting Rachel Elizabeth Chernowski, 22, in the same incident.


Rodolfo Leos Maldonado, 24

Maldonado was the subject of a restraining order barring contact with Armida Leos Beltram.

On October 31, 1998, Armida Leos Beltram, 24, was shot and killed. Maldonado was arrested.


Jack Waldrop III, 29

Waldrop was on probation for a 1997 conviction for domestic abuse of Angela Walker.

In October of 1998, Angela Walker, 36, was murdered by strangulation. Jack Waldrop was arrested.


Daniel Wayne Kirkland, 29

Kirkland was convicted in September of 1997 for theft and was given 18 months probation.

On October 11, 1998, Kirkland shot and killed cab driver Michelle E. Howard, 36, in Salem, OR.


Benjamin James Hall, 23

Hal had convictions for assault, intimidation, and robbery. He served 3-1/2 years in prison and was released in 1996.

In 1997, Hall went on a robbery spree, including one robbery in which he fired his gun. He was convicted and sentenced to 22-1/2 years in prison.


Mark Edward Fox, 41

Fox was in trouble with the law as a juvenile. He has Washington State convictions for assault in 1991, robbery in 1993, and theft in 1995 and 1996. Despite this record, Fox was on parole for the 1996 theft.

Fox was indicted for the August 4, 1998 murder of Millan Jose Hermino-Guadarrama, 36. The victim was found in his car in Northeast Portland.


James Hubert Potts, 45

Potts was convicted in Multnomah County for sex crimes in 1991 and 1996. He was not considered a predatory offender so neighbors were not advised that he moved into a Clackamas County neighborhood.

Potts was arrested for raping a 9 year old girl.



Loy Watkins, Jr., 18

Watkins faced previous criminal charges of sex abuse and harassment. He was a fugitive from Washington State where he committed a theft.

Watkins and three other youths murdered his step-father, Larry Unick, 36, by beating him to death with a baseball bat during a robbery.


Mallory Lidell Tugman, 36

Tugman's wife, Karen Bass Tugman, had complained to police about her husband's abuse and had received a restraining order on July 9.

On July 30, 1998, Mallory Tugman murdered Karen Tugman by shooting her.


William A. Tindell, 19

Tindell had been arrested at least twice before for car theft and failed to appear for hearings at least four times.

On January 14, 1998, Tindell stole a Chevy Blazer. When officers tried to stop him, he sped off at 80 miles per hour. On SE 34th Avenue, Tindell crashed into the car driven by William B. Hoge. Hoge, 31, died.







Jesse C. McAllister, 21

Bradley Charles Price, 23


McAllister was "an ex-convict in possession of a firearm." The nature of his previous convictions are unknown.

On July 14, 1997, McAllister and Price executed two strangers, Frank Nimz, 36, and Gabriella Brooke Goza, 26, by shooting them "execution-style" in the head "just for the hell of it". A condition of Price's extradition from Mexico is that he not be subject to capital punishment.

In February of 1999, McCallister was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

In October of 1999, McCallister was put in a segregated cell after stabbing another inmate.


Robert L. Menendez, 30

Convicted of two armed robberies in California.

Menendez kidnapped three men in Seattle at gunpoint and stole their car. He then drove to Portland and robbed the U.S. Bank on SW Fourth Avenue.


Christopher Ray Dennison, 36

Dennison had a robbery convictions in 1982 in Spokane. In 1983, he robbed two women at gunpoint in Portland. He had other robbery convictions.

In September of 1996, Dennison was paroled. In the next year, he robbed at least nine banks and shot and seriously wounded a deputy in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


Qui Phu Phan, 31

Qui Phu Phan was arrested for ramming two cars, including his wife's car. He was arrested and charges were dropped. He was arrested again for fighting with his wife. No charges were filed. His wife had a restraining order against him.

Qui Phu Phan murdered his wife, Lien Thi Ho by shooting her four times including one bullet to her head fired at point blank range.


Gregory Todd Baker, 35

Baker had convictions for driving under the influence in 1989 and 1991, for driving with a suspended license in 1984 and 1991 and 1992, for failing to appear in 1982 and for first-degree sodomy in 1992. He was sentenced to 71 months in prison for the sodomy charges and was on post-prison supervision.

While on amphetamines, Baker slammed his truck into the car of Doris Huffman, killing her.


Matthew Keith Ashton, 25

Ashton had a felony conviction of an undetermined nature.

Ashton was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Dan Clark Lucas in the head and in the chest and beating him with a pistol. Lucas lost a lung and has a bullet lodged near his spine. Ashton was sentenced to 23 years in prison.


Angel Navarro Caratachea, 37

Caratachea was convicted in Texas for murder and paroled in 1989, after 5 years in prison.

Caratachea murdered 40 year old Grisel Arrollo Mondragon, his roommate, by stabbing her and beating her head with a blunt object.



Kipland Kinkel, 15

Kinkel had previously been caught throwing rocks at cars from an overpass. Kinkel was expelled from Thurston High School, arrested, and taken to jail for bringing a handgun to school. Although Kinkel had a fixation on guns and explosives, he was released from jail.

Kinkel killed his parents, teachers William Kinkel, 59, and Faith Kinkel, 57. He then went to Thurston and opened fire in the cafeteria, killing 2 students and injury 22 others, some seriously. Murdered were Mikael Nickolauson, 17, a math and computer wizard, and Ben Walker, 16. Were it not for Measure 11, Kipland Kinkel would have been released from the youth detention center at age 21.

In September, 1999, the Lane County prosecutor, Doug Harcelroad, agreed with Kinkel on a plea bargain in which he pleaded guilty to 4 murders and was sentenced to 25 years to be served concurrently. This despite the fact that the clearly committed aggravated murder because there were multiple victims. Kinkel's sentence for injuring 22 other people was left for future determination by the judge. If the judge orders concurrent sentences and credit for time served, Kinkel will be released at age 40.


Gregory D. Snapp, 27

Snapp was convicted for driving while intoxicated in 1993 and was cited twice for driving with a suspended license.

In May of 1998, while intoxicated, Snapp crashed his car, killing a passenger, Michael Ross, 20. Snapps then fled the scene. He was captured and charged with manslaughter.


John Andrew Musterman, 43

Musterman was on supervised release pending trial for rape.

On April 3, 1996, Munsterman purchased a 12-gauge shotgun and absconded. He was arrested in Long Beach, CA on April 13.

Munsterman plead guilty to rape and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. He was given another 9 months for absconding and another 3 years for illegally purchasing the shotgun.


Brian K. Stocks, 42

Stocks was wanted in Washington County for failing to appear in court on an unknown charge.

Stocks stole a truck from Jeffrey Mills. When Mills tried to stop him, he was pulled under a rear tire of the truck, leaving him in serious condition.


Rennie Dearborn


Dearborn was convicted in 1978 for robbery. Dearborn was sentenced to 12 years for a 1983 rape. He was paroled in 1990.

In October or 1996, Dearborn invaded the home of Ana Simantel and attempted to rape her. Simantel fought off his attempts until a sound spooked Dearborn, who ran off. He was convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to 15 years in prison.


Scott Calhoun, 27

Calhoun was on parole for forgery and theft and was wanted for parole violations.

While attempting to elude police, Calhoun ran a stop sign and crashed his car into the car of Alena Pustovit, 37. She was sent to the hospital in critical condition.



Daren Keith McCoy, 31

McCoy was in and out of prison in Oregon since a 1989 robbery conviction. He was released under supervision in 1990 but returned to prison after violating parole. He was release for good in 1996.

McCoy shot and killed 20 year old Anthony Branch, Jr. Branch was a notorious gangster, known as "Lil Smurf".

In April of 2000, McCoy pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree and was sentenced to 15 1/2 years. 







Jeffery Dana Sparks, 41

Sparks has a 20-year criminal history including convictions for theft, burglary, rape, assault, and drug offenses. In 1984, Sparks served six months for rape. In 1986, Sparks was arrested for kidnapping and rape but the case was dropped. In 1993, Sparks was sentenced to 5 years in prison for burglary. He was paroled after less than four years and was on probation. He was twice arrested for failing to report to his parole officer but was not re-incarcerated.

In March of 1998, Sparks was arrested for the rape and strangulation murder of 12-year old Lacey Renee Robancho, of Lafayette Oregon.

In March of 1999, Sparks was convicted of aggravated murder, sexual abuse, kidnapping and attempted rape.

In May of 1999, Sparks was sentenced to death.


Sherman Burleson, 37

Burleson has been arrested 49 times and convicted of at least 15 felonies, including burglary and theft. He was on bail awaiting sentencing on a burglary.

Burleson kidnapped, raped, and sodomized a 13 year-old girl.


Banny Phiathep, 22

Tong S. Thammavong, 20

Harry Inthiphap, 18

Phiathep was on post-prison supervision for a robbery. Thammavong was recently released from probation for theft.

Phiathep, Thammavong, and Inthiphap robbed Greek deli owner Fotios P. Kosmas, and shot him in the jaw, leaving him in serious condition and in need of multiple surgeries.





Bryant Wayne Howard, 23

Howard was on probation for undetermined crimes including two convictions for felon in possession of a firearm. He was scheduled to turn himself in to the Oregon Department of Corrections on August 24.

On August 23, Howard shot Kevin J. Powell, 21, at point blank range. Powell fell onto his hands and knees and pleaded for his life. Howard shot him 3 more times, killing him.


In January of 1999, a jury convicted Howard of murder.

In February, Howard was sentenced to 27 years in prison under Measure 11.


Richard Brian Perkins, 27

Perkins was on probation for burglary, theft, and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Perkins sexually abused a 23 year-old woman. He was out on bail during his trial. He fled to Texas where Oregon detectives arrested him. While in Texas, Perkins contacted his ex-wife, violating a restraining order.





Eric Walter Running, 47

Running has a criminal history that includes aggravated assault, ex-convict in possession of a firearm, robbery, stealing cars, drunken driving.

Running murdered Jacqueline J. Anderson, 29, and Barbara J. Gilpin, 44, by shooting them with a shotgun in the head and torso, in a Portland bar in front of 20 witnesses.

In June of 2000, at Running's trial, his lawyer presented a defense based on "inability to act intentionally" because of "untreated depression and abandonment issues".

In July of 2000, a jury convicted Running of two counts of aggravated murder.

On July 28, a jury sentenced Running to death after hearing of his history of terrorizing people, molesting a child, beating his wife, burglary, indecent exposure, assault, menacing, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also saw a picture of Running's tattoo which depicts his wife with her throat being slit open.


Michael Bridwell Johnstone, 34

Johnstone was convicted of driving under the influence and was in a "diversion program".

Johnstone, with a blood alcohol level of .20 (2.5 times the legal limit), crashed his car into another car, killing Patrick Murphy, 48.


Steven Douglas Dons


Dons has an extensive criminal record in Las Vegas. This did not prevent him from accumulating a huge arsenal of weapons in Portland.

Dons murdered Officer Colleen Waibel, 42, when she entered Dons' residence in search of drugs.


Clinton C. Morrison, 33

Morrison is a convicted felon. The nature of his previous crimes is not determined.

Morrison shot his friend, Terrie L. Woodlee, 36, in the head in Tigard, killing her.



Joshua John White, 17

White has been charged in the past with auto theft, assault, theft, and forgery.

Officer David Howe, 42, stopped White for speeding. White pulled out a gun and shot Howe in the chest. Howe was saved by a bullet-proof vest.

In June of 1998, White was convicted as an adult under Measure 11 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.




James Olopai Tagabuel, 35

In 1991, Tagabuel was cited for driving under the influence but the citation was dismissed when he completed a diversion program.

On January 19, driving 85 miles per hour on 99W in Tigard, Tagabuel, under the influence, smashed into a car. One passenger in Tagabuel's van, Chandler Lewis Bates, was killed and one passenger in the car, Maki Saito, 20, visiting from Japan, was killed. Several others were injured, some seriously.

In January of 2000, the family of Maki Saito brought suit against Tagabuel and two establishments that allegedly served him liquor.


Aaron Dunn, 27

Dunn had served time in Washington for assaulting his girlfriend.

Dunn was arrested in Astoria after holding police off for an hour. He was charged with attempted murder, assault, menacing, and kidnapping for beating his current girlfriend with a baseball bat.



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Gene Raymond Nudo, 45

Nudo's previous convictions included first and second degree robbery, possession of a controlled substance, forgery, and driving under the influence.

Nudo's car struck and killed 24 year old Alissa Marie Miller.

In June of 1998, Nudo was sentenced to 9 years in prison.


Richard Roy McKenna Jr., 26

McKenna had previous convictions for theft.

While trying to escape police in a stolen car, McKenna crashed into another car, killing Gene Amos Tawney, aged 55, and leaving two other people in critical condition.




Dale Richard Randant, 34

Randant was sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping his estranged wife in Tacoma. He was also convicted of theft and failing to return to a work-release site. He was also wanted in Washington for burglary and theft.

Randant was arrested for the murder of Saffa Nasir, his boss, and owner of an auto repair shop in Tigard.

In June of 2000, Randant was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to life without parole.


Gene E. Maller, 39

Maller is a "career criminal who either has been in prison or on parole since 1981". He has been convicted of theft, burglary and assault.

While on parole and not fulfilling terms of his parole, and also while wanted in another state for parole violations, Maller robbed a bank. While fleeing, he caused accidents and crashed into a house, injuring five people, including a four year old boy.


Harold L. Priest, 34

Priest has been arrested four times for drunken driving and 15 times for driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was convicted twice of drunken driving. In February 1995, Priest was arrested and charged with stealing a car, drug possession, drunken driving, driving with a suspended license, furnishing false information and escape. He was convicted, sentenced to 2 years in prison, and was released after 1 year.

In December, Priest ran a stop sign and collided with a van occupied by Michael and Shannon Pierce of Gresham and their three sons. All sustained minor injuries and Shannon Pierce's leg was seriously injured. A third car also crashed.


Richard William Jennings, 41

Jennings was convicted in 1995 of possession of a stolen vehicle after robbing a man and shooting him in the leg. He had numerous other convictions. He was sentenced to five years in prison and paroled in May of 1996.

After parole, Jennings absconded five times. His whereabouts are unknown.


Steven Earl Jepsen, 45

Jepsen was a convicted felon. The nature of his convictions is not known.

In December, Jepsen's housemate, Brent Lee Mock, 22, was shot and killed. Jepsen was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for drug possession.


Talmadge Preston Rodgers, 82

Rodgers had been arrested 23 times for drunken driving and had his license suspended.

On October 4, Rodgers collided with a sheriff's patrol car. His blood alcohol was .18.

Finally, Rodgers was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.


Michael Wayne Curtis, 39

In 1985, Curtis was sentenced to 15 years in prison for repeat offenses and parole violations.

On November 3, Curtis was paroled. On November 20, the parole board issued a warrant for his arrest after he skipped parole.


Victoria Nevarez, 31

On September 2, Victoria Nevarez was released from jail after having been arrested on charges of passing forged checks.

On September 3, Nevarez and her sister, Destry, 26, were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and second-degree assault after attacking, tieing up, and robbing a 44 year-old woman in her home.


George Edward Davis, 34

Davis was charged with robbery, assault and attempted kidnapping of a Tri-Met bus driver in May, 1987. He was released from jail in July, 1987, after intervention from his acquaintance, Vera Pool, who worked at the jail.

In October of 1987, Davis shot and killed a man who was chasing him after Davis sexually assaulted a woman.

As of November 1997, Pool still works as a Multnomah County sheriff. Davis now "lives in Mississippi".



Larry Ellis Kirkland, 48

In 1979, Kirkland was sentenced to 60 years for the rape of a teenager in Roseburg. He was release in 1992.

Kirkland continued to stalk and harass women. His parole was revoked and he was ordered to serve 38 more years in prison.


James Michael Isom, 63

Isom had "a long criminal history with violence toward women". He had been convicted of rape. In another case, he tied a woman up, held a knife to her and threatened to put a cigarette out in her eye.

In 1986, Isom walked away from a Washington state prison work camp. Three days later, he murdered Barbara Maher, 34, by stabbing her to death.

Isom was sentenced to death but evaded the penalty for 10 years before dying of cancer.


Mark Albert Kidder, 26

Convicted in 1995 of first-degree burglary, attempted theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Previously convicted for second-degree rape, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree burglary and theft. He was sentenced to 21 months for his second burglary conviction. He was released on parole after 6 months.

Kidder's whereabouts are unknown. He is considered a high risk, dangerous offender and a predatory sex offender.



Beverley Tankersley, 26

Tankersley apparently was free on bail, awaiting trial for a robbery for which she was later convicted. The exact timing of her robbery arrest and conviction relative is unclear.

Tankersley was convicted of two counts of attempted murder, one involving torture, one count of kidnapping, and one count of assault in the beating of Jamie Kristine Crowther, who Tankersley accused of being a police informant.


James Patrick Streicher, 31

Twice arrested for drunken driving in 1987 and 1990. Arrested for driving with suspended license in 1990.

Plowed into and killed two young girls, Jennifer Lynn Kreamier, age 19, who died, and Lily Alice O'Halloran, age 18, who was hospitalized, as they walked on the shoulder of Farmington Road at 1:30 PM. Streicher, whose truck was swerving and weaving, did not stop after hitting the girls.


Darwin Lee Chambliss, 36

Had a history of substance abuse, burglary, drug charges, and car theft.

Murdered Lorna Marie Jones, 51, by multiple stabbings, and Andrew Paul Jones, 32, by slitting his throat.


David William Taylor, 28

Taylor was convicted in Alaska for arson.

In September, Taylor murdered his wife, Terry Lynn Taylor, 39. Taylor led police on a 200 mile chase. "At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a shotgun, two rifles, and 800 rounds of ammunition, in addition to a 15 shot 9 mm handgun."


Mikal A. Shabazz, 25

Convicted for kidnapping and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Shabazz was paroled.

In 1995 and 1996, Shabazz committed a large number of robberies and rapes. In September, he was convicted on 43 counts.


Allen Lee Johnson, 33

Has a conviction for felony sex abuse. In May, he was charged with forgery and attempted murder. He was release on bail.

After harassing some women which led to a fight with two men, Johnson and an accomplice returned with knives and attempted to murder the men. They were injured.


Kevin Rae Hornbuckle, 17

Had a long history of criminal behavior. Recently on probation for vandalism.

Shattered the skull of his brother, Job Erickson, leaving him permanently, severely brain-damaged. His brother had been "a bright star in his 9th grade class".


Frederick Antonio Lincoln, 18

Convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in 1995, Lincoln was placed on probation. Two years later, he was arrested for theft.

In August, Lincoln murdered 16 year-old Johnny W. Simmons by shooting him to death on a Tri-Met bus.


Jeffrey Bails, 19

Bails was convicted of sexual assault in Washington and paroled to Oregon.

On August 26, 1997, Bails murdered 36 year-old Barbara Blevins in Huntington, West Virginia.


Michael Eric Nitschke, 38

Had a "long record, persistent refusal to accept responsibility, failed to learn from past jail terms and treatment".

Killed E. Jean Amerson, age 68, when he crashed into her car while driving at high speeds to escape police.


James William Fry, 32

Convicted of theft, battery, and drug charges since 1993.

Raped Brittany Arterburn, age 9, after abducting her from her front yard.


Arvidis Julius Kiperts, 65

Robbed 16 banks, 1968-73. Sentenced to 36 years in prison - paroled after 11. Robbed three more banks, sentenced to 30 years in prison - paroled after 10 years.

Robbed numerous banks in Oregon after his second parole. Sentenced to 40 years in prison. The parole board does not have jurisdiction over this sentence because of federal mandatory sentencing guidelines.


Brandon J. Gardner, 17

Wanted for violation of probation for unknown charges.

Held up Robert Buckalew, hit him on the head with a pistol, doused him with lighter fluid, and set him afire.



Frederick Adam Criss, 33

Wanted for probation violation after convictions for promoting prostitution and third-degree rape.

Murdered his brother, Ervin Floyd Criss, age 40.

Frederick Criss was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years in prison. He is eligible for parole after 6 years.


Mark A. Tyndall, 37

Convicted in 1988 of kidnapping and attempted murder when he attacked and stabbed a woman at a bus stop, Tyndall was sentenced to 20 years. He was paroled after 8 years.

Tyndall's whereabouts are unknown.


Calvin Dwayne Haskins, 40

Criminal record for assault, robbery and drug possession.

Ran over Mary Hooks with his pickup truck, dragged her 60 feet, leaving her in critical condition with a broken back, broken ribs and internal injuries.





Cameron L. Andrews, 23

Convicted of illegally possessing a weapon in 1994, he was sentenced to one year probation. Convicted of criminal trespass in 1995, he was sentenced to probation.

Andrews murdered his girlfriend, Rasheedah Taylor, 19, who was trying to break up, by strangling her.

971018: Judge Robert Redding set bail for Andrews because "he found some evidence to show Andrews was suffering from extreme emotional distress at the time of the fight. The condition is considered a mitigating factor to a murder charge and can reduce it to manslaughter."

971029: Judge Redding increased Andrews' bail to $750,000 after his family was ready to post the required 10 percent of his previous $250,000 bail.

980503: After pleading no contest to manslaughter, Andrews was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Measure 11 requires 10 years.


Kenneth Ross Colson, 46

Arrested for child molestation in Washington. A registered sex offender in Oregon.

Under investigation for rape, sodomy, kidnapping, being a felon in possession of a firearm, menacing, and reckless endangering when he attacked police with scissors and was shot to death.


Mark Backus, 40

Backus had previous convictions for drug possession, theft, and possession of a dangerous weapon. In 1994, he was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse of a 13 year-old boy. He was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Backus' whereabouts are unknown.



Daniel Harris Ashley, 61

Convicted of molestation in California.

Sodomized three children, aged 3 and under, in Corvallis in 1997.


Rudolph Feodor Jackson, 28

Jackson was arrested twice for auto theft, one of which was an apparent carjacking at gunpoint, and released. He failed to appear in court for trial.

Jackson and an accomplice, Clinton Bergmann, attacked 33 year old Henry Thompson on a camp grounds and raped his female companion. Jackson and Bergmann are both Marine recruiters.


Andre Foster, 18

Criminal record since age 12. Weapons charges, drug possession, assault, theft.

Murdered Tracy Green, 17, in a drive-by-shooting.


Daniel DeJesus, 18

Convicted of unlawful use of a weapon. On probation for fourth degree assault.

Murdered Kenneth Shannafelt, 39, as he walked across a street in downtown Portland.


Calvin Herman Roswell, 47

Paroled murderer from Wyoming.

Sentenced for sexually abusing a young child.


Roger Allen Neumann, 51

Sentenced to 19 years in prison in 1970 for the murder of his wife - released in 1975.

Pleads guilty but insane to murdering his stepfather, Melvin Jones on 2/10/94.


Reiner Ralph Schmolling, 19

Schmolling was a paroled sex offender. He violated parole when he walked away from a halfway house.

On March 11, while Schmolling was driving a stolen car, he shot police officer Gary Jensen in the chest with a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Officer Jensen survived.


Harold Van Hooser, 47

Convicted of rape of a 12 year-old girl, burglary, robbery in 1972.

Sentenced to life under federal 3-strikes for 5 armed robberies, committed 5 days after he was released from prison.


Michael Allen Nelson, 28

Registered sex offender.

Held on kidnapping, rape, and sodomy of two Hillsboro teenagers.


Richard James Lund, 34

Lund was arrested three times, in May, June and August, for violating a restraining order granted to Rhonda Volker. This occurred while Lund was serving an 18 month probation for drug offenses.

In April of 1997, Lund murdered Volker's friend, Steven John Haugen, 35, by bashing his head in.


Daniel Wright Sessions, 19

Taken into custody on March 19 on suspicion of driving a stolen car and released. Arrested on March 23 for carrying a loaded semi-automatic pistol and released. Later arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property and released.

On March 31, Sessions racially provoked and attacked Val Polk, 27, in the Oregon City Fred Meyer store.









Lee John Knoch, 19

In January 1996, Knoch was indicted on charges of kidnapping, beating and torturing Robert Allen Holliday, 34. He was released pending trial.

On March 28, 1996, shortly before Knoch was to stand trial, he murdered Robert Allen Holliday.

Knoch was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In May of 1998, Knoch's accomplice, Amanda Walker, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder. She was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

In March of 1999, Bradley Holliday, Robert Holliday's brother, filed a suit against state and county officials and Howard Knoch, the father of Lee Knoch. While awaiting trial on bail, Lee Knoch failed to report to authorities as ordered, was twice cited for reckless driving, was twice stopped for speeding, and was twice stopped in Newberg, where he was forbidden to go because Robert Holliday lived there.

On February 28, 2001, Knoch escaped from the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon. He stole a pickup truck and drove for several hours into Idaho. He broke into a home in Fort Hall, Idaho, a Native American reservation. There he was beaten by a resident and held for police. 


Henry N. Thomas, 44

Has three drunken driving convictions.

Sentenced for killing pedestrians Patricia Leckie, age 11, and Angela Garrow, age 20, and injuring Stephanie Byrd, age 11, in 1995.

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Armaine J. Cody, 70

Taken into custody 24 times since 1984 for assault, vandalism, including 7 drunken driving arrests.

Struck and killed Allen Robert Jackson, age 19.


Michael Loren Callahan, 34

Callahan is a convicted killer, according to the Oregonian. In 1991, he was convicted of sex charges involving 3 children. He threatened to kill witnesses in the case.

Callahan was paroled in June.


Tracy E. Koch, 24

Released from jail, under pretrial supervision for drug charges.

Broke into a house boat, was shot, and died.


Devin Jerome Thompson, 24

Had a lengthy criminal record.

Clubbed Gary Hopper, severely, leaving him to die in a city park.


Jason Dale Hopper, 21

Hopper was put on probation from a 1994 sex offense. He violated probation and was sentenced to 20 months. He was rated a "medium" risk when released from prison after serving 9 months, summer 1996.

Tied up and raped his girlfriend, her mother, and a friend of theirs, and carved the friend's stomach with a knife.

971028: Hopper was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison.



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Tery Luis Fannine, 28

Escaped from Columbia River Correctional Institution where he was serving time for a series of crimes including armed robbery.

Murdered Lonie Ray Schiller, 60, with a handgun.



Billy Lee Oatney, Jr., 34

Released from federal prison in 1995 after serving 13 years of a 22 year sentence for attempted murder. He slit a man's throat.

Abducted and murdered Susi Larsen, 34, a Tualatin graphic artist.


Willford N. Johnston, 40

Fugitive for 8 years after being paroled from a sentence for auto theft and robbery.

Abducted and murdered Susi Larsen, 34, a Tualatin graphic artist.


Richard Wayne Godwin, 51

On probation for sodomizing a 5 year old girl in 1978, he was arrested for raping and decapitating 5 year old Andrea Tolentino. Sentenced to 17 years to life.

The Oregon parole board is considering his appeal for parole.


Gregory Lee Dixon, 38

Has a lengthy criminal record. Was out on bail, awaiting trial on charges of kidnapping, sodomy and rape.

Murdered his housemate, Donna Louise Smith, 53.


Clinton William Baker, 45

Had a history of sexual offenses including a conviction for rape in Washington. Paroled to Oregon in 1993.

Convicted of kidnapping and stabbing a woman in 1994. Raped another woman in 1995. Nearly killed another woman in 1995.


Craig Surls, 35

Surls was convicted four times of various felonies. He was paroled from Washington.

Murdered Donald Marquez, 66, in his home in Portland during an attempted robbery.


Harold Van Hooser, 47

Convicted of rape and kidnapping in 1972. Served six years of a 20 year sentence and was released in 1978. Was convicted of robbery and burglary in 1979. He was paroled in 1993.

Robbed 9 banks in 1996 in Tigard, Tualatin, and other towns.


Zane Wright, 25

He had prior convictions for sex abuse, theft, trespass and escape.

Convicted in March 1994 of rape after attacking a female security guard, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail !!!! and ten years probation. His whereabouts are unknown.


Janet Sue Combs, 47

Failed to appear on a warrant for driving under the influence.

Charged with first degree manslaughter when she killed David Lee Trentham, age 51, by driving into his car while she was intoxicated.


Craig Bay, 43

Served six years in Texas for a rape committed in 1983.

In June 1990, he raped a woman, holding her a knifepoint. He was sentenced to 4 years and was paroled less than a year later. As of August, 1994, his whereabouts were unknown.


Howard Allen Bethea, Jr., 31

On parole for assault, criminal mischief and robbery.

In 1994 he murdered Monica Cuenca, 28 because he suspected that she got him in trouble with his parole officer.


Douglas Wright, 56

Previously convicted of burglary, robbery and murder.

In October of 1991, Wright promised work to four homeless men but instead shot three of them in the head, killing them.

Wright was executed on September 6, 1996. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to the murder of 10-year-old Luke Tredway in 1984.


Mono Fernando Gonzales, 26

Arrested numerous times in the past 10 years. Was charged with attempted murder in 1989 and 1990. Violated a restraining order in 1993. Arrested for carrying a concealed deadly weapon with intent to use it in 1994.

Murdered Anthony Todd Penney, 23.


Christopher M. Walker

In 1988, Christopher Walker murdered his former girlfriend, Dena Saddler, by stabbing her to death on a Portland sidewalk. He was on cocaine. A Multnomah County judge found Walker guilty but insane when Walker claimed that he had suffered a head injury and depression and heard voices tell him to kill Saddler. He was sent to the Oregon State Hospital.

In 1996, hospital physicians decided that Walker was not insane and never was insane. He was released from the hospital and let go.


Girley Logsdon Crum

On parole for a 1988 robbery in Multnomah County.

Murdered Raymond Lee Jacobs, his wife Kelly, and their children, Jessica, 5, Christopher, 16 months, and Kelly Jacobs' brother, Roger Glazebrook, by slashing their throats.


Gerald Dean Skelton, 52

Had previous convictions for six counts of driving without a license, four counts of drunken driving and one count of reckless driving.

Killed three people when he ran into a group of motorcyclists, Loren T. Crayne, 51, Debra L. Robbins, 37, and Robert Linstead, 44. Skelton's blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.


Robert Joseph Silveria, 37

On probation for unknown offenses.

Silveria was arrested for the murder of William A. Petit, 39, and Michael A. Clities, 24, and is suspected of at least seven other homicides.




Mathew Dwight Thompson, 25

Convicted of second-degree assault for stabbing two people in 1989, Thompson was paroled.

While in prison, he threatened to kill a counselor.

Convicted of fourth-degree assault and menacing for a 1991 incident, he was paroled again.

His parole officer recommended that his parole be revoked but was denied.

In November of 1994, Thompson fatally stabbed Andrew J. McDonald, 32, and stabbed his wife, Deborah, as well as William Jones who tried to help. Later that night, Thompson fatally stabbed his companion, Paul R. Witcher, age 32.

During trial, testimony was given that, while Thompson was on parole, he broke his mother-in-laws arm, chased her husband with a butcher knife, and threatened to kill a teacher. All of this was reported to police.

In May of 1999, a court upheld Thompson's death sentence but he still has several more avenues of appeal.


Jimmie James Lewis, Jr., 32

Had a history of arrests for domestic violence.

Murdered an acquaintence, Rhonda D. Hill, 27, in April of 1993.





Jonathan Wayne Susbauer, 22

On parole for stealing a car and breaking into houses. The parole officer recommended that his parole be revoked but was denied.

In December of 1995, along with his partner in crime, Conan Wayne Hale, Susbauer shot and killed Brandon Mathew Williams, 15, Krystal Rene Bendele, 15, and Patrick Finley, 13, after sexually abusing and robbing them.

In May of 1998, Hale was convicted of aggravated murder and was sentenced to death. Susbauer is still awaiting trial.

Hale's defense cost Oregon taxpayers $790,280, including $263,307 for the lead defense attorney, $102,796 for the co-counsel, and $142,530 for investigators.

In June of 1998, Susbauer changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.



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Earl Douglas Williams, 30

Had a long history of violence, including convictions on robbery and sodomy.

Fired a gun into a van, murdering Shango Wade, 26, and Deborah Payton, 30, who accused him of selling stolen property.


James C. Smith, 19

Has been arrested or come in contact with police 27 times since February, 1994. Since he turned 18, he has been arrested six times for vandalism, robbery and assault.

On 10/20, Smith riddled the cafeteria of Marshall High School, wounding two students.


Kermit Anderson, 31

James L. Bennett

Christopher J. Galloway, 20

Sherry Lynn Hobbs, 16

Leopold Martin, 18

Cory A. Ogden, 19

Galloway and Bennett had been convicted of hacking a man with a machete. Bennett has also been arrested for assault and carrying a concealed weapon. Hobbs has been arrested for assault, theft and trespass. Anderson has been in and out of prison since 1982 for assault, robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and parole violations.

On October 15, this group murdered 44 year-old James Roark at the MAX train station on NE 42nd Avenue.

On October 16, Martin stabbed a man in the temple, leaving him paralyzed.





Roger H. Brady, 29

Arrested in October 1989 for six bank robberies in Los Angeles. Served 2 years, 9 months in prison. Suspected in 27 robberies in 1993 in Los Angeles.

On May 5, 1994, Brady's probation was transferred to Vancouver, WA.

On August 3, 1994, Brady murdered nurse Catalina Correa in the parking lot of the Cedar Mill Safeway as he was leaving after robbing the supermarket.

From tests on his gun, it was determined that in December of 1993 Brady shot and killed a Manhattan Beach police officer, Martin Ganz. At the time, Brady was under parole conditions that made it illegal for him to have a weapon.

In January of 1999, a jury in California sentenced Brady to death for murdering Officer Ganz.


Damon Lee Petrie, 29

"In and out of prison 5 times in the last 10 years, Petrie committed a new crime each time he was released from prison." On his latest charge, Petrie was released after serving 6 months of a 5 year sentence.

In 1994, Petrie ran over 25 year old police officer Ralph Parrish, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

In August of 1995, Petrie was mistakenly released from the Oregon State Penitentiary following a parole hearing resulting from a bureaucratic snafu. He was reapprehended.


Thomas Montgomery Schalk, 28

Paroled in August of 1994 after serving 4 years of a 15 year sentence for manslaughter.

In June, Schalk was shot and wounded while apparently burglarizing the house of Donald Scarratt, 61.



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Ivan Lee Dixon, 19

A gang member with an extensive arrest record.

Shot and wounded Officer David Howe, age 39, after he menaced a woman with loaded revolver.


Darrel D. Knaub, 40

Convicted 11 times for burglary, robbery, rape and escape. Released from prison on 2/7/94.

Caught near Washington Square Mall with a rifle that he had just stolen in a burglary, 31 days after he was released from prison.


Robert J. Monterrosa, 43

Indicted in the murder of a gay man in Seattle. Charges were dropped because witnesses did not cooperate.

Murdered gay man Robert L. Britt, age 34, in his Northwest Portland apartment, by beating and stabbing him to death, ten days after charges in Seattle were dropped.



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Tony Troy Harrington

In 1985, Harrington was convicted of child sex abuse and sentenced to five years probation. His probation was revoked for failing to cooperate and he was sentenced to five years in prison.

After 22 months, he was released through the "terminal leave" early-release program.

On December 27, 1987, Harrington beat, robbed and murdered 92 year-old Clifton Harold Dickerson.

Harrington was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possiblity of parole after 30 years.

In 1987, 1,638 prisoners successfully completed the terminal leave program. Another 673 escaped and 137 were charged with new crimes.


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