A Oregon Woman is now behind bars in connection with the alleged murder of a local man. Cassandra KitchensThe 26-year-old managed to evade authorities for weeks, but her time at large ended Thursday, the Portland Police Bureau said.
The case unfolded according to a. shortly after 6 p.m Police headquarters report. An officer noticed a “suspicious” woman in a pickup truck, according to this report. Further observations of the suspect resulted probable cause to stop her vehicle, according to the officer, who attempted to do just that. It’s unclear what exactly prompted officials to develop a probable cause.
The woman allegedly fled in response to the attempted stop and “evaded the officer who didn’t follow up.” An air support unit arrived and began following the truck and its driver, the police called. The woman “tried to escape,” abandoned the truck and “jumped out and ran” into a residential area, police said continued.
At this point, the police let the dogs out. officers called They surrounded the area and then deployed a K9 unit – in addition to the air support unit – to track down the wanted woman. She was caught in the backyard by someone, officials called.
During this process, the officers quickly realized that they had picked up a fugitive.
Kitchens was also included on a laundry list of charges stemming from her alleged role in a September 2o21 murder. Those charges include two counts of murder, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit murder, assault, criminal conspiracy to commit assault, and criminal conspiracy to commit the illegal distribution of oxycodone, according to prison records.
The other charges all relate to the killing of the 35-year-old Andrew Sherell – a crime in which Kitchens is suspected of having played a part. in one press release on February 15, the Portland Police Bureau described Sherrell’s killing as an “execution-style murder.” From that press releasein detail:
Investigators believe 35-year-old Sherrell was lured from his Bend home with the help of Kitchens in a series of events that ultimately led to his murder on September 24, 2021 at the 18900 block of NE Portal Way.
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Detectives learned that Sherrell was involved in selling illegal drugs and spent time between central Oregon and the Portland metropolitan area. The investigation revealed that he was the target of a kidnapping-and-execution-murder owing to a drug debt, with several suspects conspiring to commit the criminal acts. He was handcuffed, assaulted, and driven from downtown Portland to the site of the later murder scene in Gresham, where he was killed and left by the side of the road.
“Kitchen knows she’s wanted and is actively avoiding arrest,” police said called In the middle of February. She was indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury in December 2021 [and] has an active warrant out for her arrest.”
The police believe A total of five suspects were involved in the man’s death. Kitchens was the last of the five to be arrested by police officers called. The other suspects the authorities arrested were identified as Cesar Estrada Nava31, from Portland; D’Sean Maurice Baker43, from Portland; Andrew Bushell, 36, from Eugene; and, Christian Joshua Wobbe23, from Portland.
A myriad of agencies were involved in the investigation into Sherrell’s alleged murder, police added. These agencies are Gresham Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Port of Portland Police Department, Oregon State Police, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the Vancouver Police Department, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaverton Police Department and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
It looks like Kitchens won’t be leaving prison any time soon. She is being held without bail on the two murder charges.
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