PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A grand jury has filed new charges against Teddy Stivahtis Jr. who is accused of killing his aunt and then going on a bank robbery crime spree.
Stivahtis Jr. pleaded not guilty to the grand jury indictment Tuesday that charges him with two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of first-degree robbery and one count each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree theft.
Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail arrested Stivahtis Jr. in Southwest Portland last month after a customer recognized him from local media reports.
Gresham police said he killed his 70-year-old aunt inside her mobile home in mid-October.
Police have not released a motive in the alleged crime spree.
The Portland Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a reward of up to $10,000 for information that led to the arrest and conviction of Stivahtis Jr. after he robbed a bank.
Federal prosecutors have charged him with bank robbery.
His federal case is pending the local case in Multnomah County Circuit Court.