Missionaries carjacked in Glenfair; suspect arrested

Here’s why this suspect is still in custody, after police tracked him down in another outer East Portland neighborhood …

After a car was stolen from two missionaries in Glenfair, police tracked it down 70 blocks due west, in the Montavilla neighborhood.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

A suspect is facing two felony robbery charges, after carjacking missionaries, in the Glenfair neighborhood the evening of March 14

At 7:34p.m., Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers were dispatched to investigate a reported armed robbery on SE Stark Street near 158th Avenue.

“The two victims told officers that they were religious missionaries, and were parked in their 2019 Toyota RAV4, when a man approached and demanded their vehicle,” said a PPB spokesperson.

An officer stands watch while others take the driver and passenger in the stolen SUV into custody.

“When they refused, the suspect implied he had a weapon, prompting them to get out; and then the suspect stole the vehicle,” the police official said.

Apparently, no one was injured during the confrontation.

Officers checked the area and came up empty-handed initially. But, about three hours later, officers found the stolen vehicle, with two people inside, near SE Stark Street and 88th Avenue. The driver and a passenger in it were arrested, but no firearm was found.

Facing felony charges is 41-year-old Harold Anthony Davis, Jr.

The driver, 41-year-old Harold Anthony Davis, Jr., was identified as the robbery suspect, and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on March 15 at 12:19 a.m. on an outstanding warrant. After follow-up by PPB Robbery Detail Detectives that morning, Davis now faces additional charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. The passenger was released.

At his arraignment, Davis learned he would face the two felony Robbery charges and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle charge. His combined bail was set at $505,000 – and in lieu of bail, Davis remains in custody at MCDC.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or email at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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