Even though her passengers – felons, suspect to have pitched out a loaded firearm from the car – walked from jail, see why the driver remains behind bars …
Officers make a high-risk stop in outer East Portland, after spotting known gang members riding in the Hazelwood neighborhood, across from Glendoveer Golf Course.
Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Alert members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Gang Enforcement Team saw what they believed to be known gang members riding as passengers in a black Honda Accord near NE 139th Avenue and Glisan Street, at 11:36 p.m. on September 26.
“The officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, but it sped away from officers and attempted to elude – but stopped a short distance away, on 139th Avenue, just north of East Burnside Street,” recounted PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.
“Officers canvassing the route of the short pursuit located a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine on the side of the road, a short distance from the stop,” Simpson said. “Officers believe that the gun was thrown from the vehicle by one of the occupants.”
The driver, 20-year-old Mariah K. Etheredge-Clark, allegedly stopped, then took off – long enough, officials allege, for a passenger to pitch a loaded gun out the car’s window.
The driver, 20-year-old Mariah K. Etheredge-Clark, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 1:19 a.m. on September 27 on charges of Attempt to Elude Police Officers, a charge that carries a $5,000 bail. However, Etheredge-Clark when arraigned later that day, she was held on a probation violation for which there is no bail, and remains in custody.
Officials call 24-year-old Isaiah Hakim Hassan, who was arrested during the traffic stop, a “known criminal gang associate” and was set free the next day be a judge.
Officers arrested 24-year-old Isaiah Hakim Hassan, an occupant of the vehicle. He was booked into MCDC on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm, at 1:17 a.m. that morning. At his arraignment, Hassan was set free; Reason: “Court Ordered Release”.
Also a “known criminal gang associate”, officials say, 24-year-old Spencer Antonio Tuggle was booked for gun charges in this incident.
Also booked into MCDC, at 1:22 a.m., on charges on Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm, was 24-year-old Spencer Antonio Tuggle.
After his arraignment later on September 27, Tuggle posted bail and was released from custody.
© 2016 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News