Two people are accused of setting up a man from a chat line, hitting him with stun guns and stealing his car.
Gresham police were called out to assist a man at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. He told officers he lives in Vancouver and arranged a date with a woman he met through a chat line.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the man picked up the woman at a convenience store on 181st Avenue. She got in his car and they drove to a strip club. After leaving, the woman directed him to an apartment complex at 160 S.E. 188th Ave.
Once in the parking lot, she began texting on her phone and asked the man for money. He said he gave her $3 to "buy milk for someone's baby," according to court documents.
At that point, police said she used a stun gun on him. The driver's door then opened and a man hit him with another stun gun.
They asked for the victim's wallet, police said, but he managed to run away. The male suspect, later identified as Zachary Smith, is accused of getting in the car and driving away.
An officer spotted the car heading eastbound on Northeast Halsey Street and activated his lights and siren. The officer said the car with the suspects inside hit speeds of 60 mph and ran a red light. The light was equipped with a camera that flashed and took a photo of the suspects.
The officer said he briefly lost the suspects, before later finding them walking near the car parked on a cul-de-sac.
The victim was brought in to identify the suspects. He positively identified the woman as Heather Myers, 33. He was initially only 70 percent sure the man in custody was involved in the attack, according to court records. However, police said the suspect was carrying the victim's stolen phone. When an officer dialed the victim's number, the phone in the possession of the suspect rang.
A text message on one of the suspect's phones to "Heatherwood" stated, "Taze him," court documents state.
Officers obtained the red light photo taken during the chase and said it shows Smith driving the stolen car with Myers in the passenger seat. They were clocked at 61 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Both suspects are charged with robbery, assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle and being felons in possession of a restricted weapon. Records with the district attorney's office show Myers was convicted of robbery in September 2008 and Smith was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon in December 2012. Both convictions were felonies.
Each suspect is behind bars on more than $260,000 bail. They are due in court Sept. 17
The victim suffered multiple welt-type marks on his upper body and arms from the stun guns, according to court documents.
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