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Four arrested after Gresham robbery, kidnapping

Suspects allegedly used realistic-looking air pistol in crime

Gresham police arrested two adults and two teenagers Friday, Nov. 18, after an alleged drug robbery in Gresham.

The four suspects reportedly offered a ride to the two adult victims to a party late Friday, Nov. 11, but said they needed to make a stop in southeast Gresham to delivery some marijuana first, said Officer John Rasmussen, Gresham police spokesman.

Instead of dropping off the marijuana at the secluded location, the suspects robbed the victims of a small amount of drugs.

While holding the men at gunpoint, two of the suspects - who included Gresham residents Deshawn Wells, 21, and Charles Holmes, 24 - reportedly pistol whipped one man in the head until he handed over the drugs.

The suspects then dropped off the victims at another Gresham location early Saturday, Nov. 12, and drove away.

One victim went to a hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries to his head and neck. The other victim wasn't injured.

The four suspects face charges of robbery, kidnapping and second-degree assault. One of the juveniles is a 17-year-old Gresham resident and the other is a 16-year-old Boring resident. Wells and Holmes each are being held on $750,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center and the Multnomah County Inverness Jail, respectfully.

Gresham police arrested the four after serving multiple search warrants and recovering the weapon used in the assault. It is described as a realistic-looking metal airsoft pistol.

Anyone with additional information about this robbery is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.