5th person arrested in Gresham kidnapping

James Cox, Feb. 19, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
James Cox, Feb. 19, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — Gresham police arrested a fifth person in the case of a developmentally disabled man held against his will for days.

James Cox, 27, was picked up by police around 6 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Cox is described as a transient, and it is undisclosed what role he may have played in the abduction of Michael Daugherty.

Daugherty, 34, was reported missing to Portland police on Feb. 13, 2014 by his father. On Feb. 14, Gresham police detectives received a tip letting them know about the potential kidnapping of a vulnerable adult man who suffers from reduced cognitive skills.

Top: (L-R): Christopher Tonlentino and Christopher Dante Andrews. Bottom: (L-R): Whitney Engstrom and Ashley Adams.
Top: (L-R): Christopher Tonlentino and Christopher Dante Andrews.
Bottom: (L-R): Whitney Engstrom and Ashley Adams.

Previously arrested were Christopher Tonlentino, 29; Whitney Engstrom; Ashley Adams, 26; and Christopher Andrews, 25.

Daugherty told police that for much of the time, he had been blindfolded and that the people inside the apartment threatened to kill him using a knife. Daugherty told police that the suspects ordered him to surrender his financial information and the keys to his residence.

Detectives believe Daugherty had been handcuffed to either a bed or chair while being held in the apartment, KOIN 6 News has confirmed.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this case.

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