PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A 25-year-old man may make his first court appearance in U.S. District Court on Wednesday nearly a month after he was shot by a police officer.
Chase Arnae Peeples was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon after being released from the hospital.
Federal prosecutors have already charged Peeples with bank robbery after they allege he robbed the U.S. Bank in North Portland on October 25. It is expected that a Multnomah County grand jury will convene and hear evidence linking Peeples to a robbery that occurred on the same day at the Ace Check Cashing.
The two businesses are located a few blocks apart on North Lombard Street.
Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of PPB, remains on paid leave pending the outcomes of several investigations. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office confirmed it will be presenting evidence in the case before a grand jury.
The grand jury is expected to determine whether was any criminal wrongdoing when the officer used of deadly force and whether or not Peeples should be charged in state court with robbery in connection with the robbery at the check cashing store.
There are multiple investigations simultaneously occurring with this case. The FBI is investigating the robbery at the bank, the Portland Police Bureau’s Robbery Detail is investigating the robbery at the check cashing store, PPB’s Homicide Detail is investigating Officer’s Reagan’s use of force and the independent police review board is also investigating the shooting.
A police spokesperson said that no weapons were recovered at the scene where Peeples was shot. Investigators conducted a court-approved search of Peeples’ clothing and a backpack. The affidavit and a list of items recovered remains sealed.
Typically, people charged in federal court make their first court appearance the day after they are booked into jail or arrested. Peeples was booked into jail on Tuesday.