Four arrested for kidnapping disabled man

Four arrested for kidnapping disabled man

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by Erica Heartquist, KGW Staff

kgw.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 2:04 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- The fourth suspect accused of kidnapping a developmentally disabled man and holding him against his will was arraigned in court Wednesday.  

Police said four men stole money from the man's bank account while holding him captive. Three appeared in court Tuesday and the fourth appeared Wednesday.

Man held captive in Gresham

Police said Christopher Tolentino, 29, a transient, kidnapped the victim and held him captive for several days.

Two others, Ashley Adams and Whitney Engstrom, also faced kidnapping and identity theft charges. 

All three entered an automatic plea of not guilty on Tuesday afternoon at the Multnomah County Justice Center.

A fourth suspect, Christopher Andrews, was arraigned Wednesday and charged with robbery, kidnapping, theft and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

On Friday, police rescued the victim, who is developmentally disabled, from a Gresham apartment after receiving a tip.

The man was not physically injured. Police said he didn't know the people accused of kidnapping him prior to this.

 

Erica Heartquist contributed to this report. 

 

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