Fourth suspect arrested in Gresham kidnapping case

Christopher Andrews shown in a jail booking photo after being arrested by Gresham Police. (Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) – Detectives with the Gresham Police Department announced the arrest of a fourth suspect linked to the kidnapping of a developmentally disabled man.

Christopher Dante Andrews, 25, was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Main Street after a traffic stop. Detectives lodged him into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges that include first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Andrews is expected to make his first court appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives haven’t released too many details about the case, but confirmed to KOIN 6 News their investigation started after they received a tip that a man was being held captive in an apartment complex within the city of Gresham.

During the course of their investigation, police learned detectives with the Portland Police Bureau had taken a missing persons report on an individual of Michael Daugherty midweek last week. On Friday Feb. 14, 2014, the East County SWAT team raided the apartment complex Daugherty was being held captive in.

(L-R) Ashley Marie Adams, Christopher Aaron Tonientino and Whitney Lee Engstrom, Feb. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
(L-R) Ashley Marie Adams, Christopher Aaron Tonientino and Whitney Lee Engstrom, Feb. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Police have arrested Christopher Tonlentino, 29, Whitney Engstrom, 25, and Ashley Adams, 26. Each has been connected to the kidnapping, but officials have declined to release specifics. Officials told KOIN 6 News that once Daugherty was kidnapped, the suspects accessed his bank account to steal money.

Police said their investigation is still on-going and noted more arrests could occur.


— Brent Weisberg

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