A Troutdale man was arrested Thursday, April 26, after police allegedly found him in possession of a loaded 9-mm handgun outside of the Southeast Portland home of a woman he is accused of stalking.
Timothy Elliott Anderson, 25, reportedly posted a suicidal statement on his Facebook page and then sent out a mass text message. His friends contacted the Troutdale Police Department.
Troutdale police told the Portland Police Bureau where Anderson might be and that he was armed with a handgun, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, spokesman for Portland police. Portland officers from the Central Precinct were dispatched at 7 p.m. to the area around Southeast 12th Avenue and Pine Street.
Police located Anderson's empty vehicle at Southeast 11th Avenue and Ash Street. A man matching Anderson's description was sitting next to a house near the car.
Police determined that Anderson was sitting near a residence of a female he had allegedly been stalking.
While police worked on a plan for how to proceed, Anderson reportedly walked back to his car as if to leave. Police then contacted Anderson and took him into custody without incident.
Police have not released any information about how Anderson knew the female or how long he allegedly had been stalking her.
Anderson was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of stalking, menacing unlawful use of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, coercion, possession of a loaded firearm and second-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned Friday afternoon, April 27, in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
According to his Facebook page, Anderson is a comedian and studied at Mt. Hood Community College.