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Officials search Milwaukie home for son but find and arrest father

Officials still on lookout for Cervantes for parole violation and in connection with a domestic violence incident
by: Photo provided CCSO Steven K. Cervantes

Officers searching a Milwaukie residence Friday afternoon for Steven K. Cervantes, 21, on a parole violation and in connection with a recent domestic disturbance didn't find him but did find his father, convicted felon Arturo Cervantes-Valencia, 40, who was arrested on drug and weapons charges.

Members of the Clackamas County Inter Agency Task Force found Cervantes-Valencia in possession of a loaded shotgun, two loaded handguns, methamphetamine and drug weighing, packaging and cutting materials at the residence at 7985 S.E. Stephanie Court.

Since Cervantes-Valencia has a record involving assault and felony drug crimes and has been convicted of illegal re-entry into the U.S., he may not legally possess firearms. He is also an admitted meth user, officials said.

Cervantes-Valencia was taken to the Clackamas County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He may later be charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, officials said. He is scheduled to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court on Monday, July 11, at 3 p.m.

Although Cervantes-Valencia did permit a search of the residence, officials said he would not cooperate with attempts to locate his son.

Steven Cervantes, a "known gang member" described as a Hispanic male, 5'11", 195 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, is being sought for failure to report to his corrections supervisor and in connection with a domestic violence incident that reportedly occurred this past week at the Stephanie Court residence.

Officials said Cervantes is suspected of pointing a weapon at a woman there, threatening to kill her, and then driving with her into Portland, pulling her hair and physically ejecting her from the vehicle.

Cervantes is believed to be driving his father's white Acura Legend with California license plate 6EYF914, officials said, and is likely to possess firearms or have access to them.

The Clackamas County Inter Agency Task Force includes the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Parole and Probation and the Portland Police Bureau. CCSO officials said the Portland police were involved because they wanted to talk to Cervantes about the reported domestic violence incident.

Anyone with information should contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949, by using the online e-mail form, or by submitting crime-tip text messages from a cell phone. Send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on the keypad) with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. In case of an emergency, call 911.