Wanted couple surrenders without a fight, in Parkrose

It’s clear to see why cops worked to get the man into custody – but it appears that the woman was also wanted by officials …

Portland Police SERT officers roll into the Parkrose Neighborhood, ready to deal with subjects who refuse to come out when called.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Just south of NE Sandy Boulevard – a couple of blocks from the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct Contact Office, in fact – the Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) converged upon a modest house at 4806 NE 109th Avenue, just before dawn on May 27.

“SERT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were called in because two people were refusing to come out of a residence,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

33-year-old Jordan Sterling Willis remains in custody, and faces more than 60 charges. MCDC booking photo

It took some coaxing, but at 7:23 a.m., 33-year-old Jordan Sterling Willis walked out of the hosue. “He surrendered to police without incident,” Simpson told East Portland News.

“At that time, Willis’ girlfriend also exited the residence, but was not immediately charged,” Simpson added.

Willis was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) that morning at 8:46 a.m. on 62 of charges – ranging from domestic violence (including Strangulation) to Burglary, Computer crime, Identity Theft, and Theft. His combined bail totals more than $300,000.

Officials say this woman, 34-year-old Rochele Lashawn Fontenot, later was also arrested, and charged with probation violation.MCDC booking photo

But, when checking for “Wants and Warrants”, after officers at the scene learned the true identity of a woman, later named as 34-year-old Rochele Lashawn Fontenot, found cause to arrest her too, shortly after the first arrest.

Fontenot was booked into MCDC at 8:43 a.m., and is being held without bail for probation violation.

No one was injured during the incident, Simpson said.

© 2013 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland New

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