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Suspects throw shotgun from vehicle

Two men arrested in Southeast Portland on numerous charges

Portland police arrested two men and recovered a shotgun with an extended magazine and folding stock early Saturday morning.

Mike Spalinger, 41, was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Criminal Mischief in the second degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Attempted Burglary in the second degree.

Joseph Orin Boyd, 43, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Mischief in the second degree and Attempted Burglary in the second degree.

According to police, the incident began at 9:30 a.m. when officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a call of a disturbance in a residence in the 12200 block of Southeast Ellis Street. Dispatchers told the officers that a white male had a large gun pointed at a resident. Before the officers arrived, dispatchers gave an update that said the suspects had fled the area in what was described as a black Range Rover.

Officers arriving in the area observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle at Southeast 126th and Holgate. The officers also say that the occupants matched the description of the suspects.

The officers activated their lights to stop the vehicle but it sped away instead. The vehicle the pulled into the Plaid Pantry lot at Southeast 122nd and Holgate, apparently trying to avoid detection.

The suspects attempted to exit the lot but the officers confronted them and they stopped. As officers began giving the suspects commands, they realized there was a 12 gauge pump shotgun with an extended magazine tube and folding stock in the Plaid Pantry parking lot.

The officers were able to take the occupants of the vehicle into custody. Both were lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center in downtown Portland.