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Police arrest father of 11-year-old with gun


Joseph Daniel Charlton is charged with multiple gun crimes

by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Joseph Daniel CharltonThe Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force has arrested the father of the 11-year-old boy possessing a firearm during an armed robbery on Saturday afternoon.

Joseph Daniel Charlton, 34, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Endangering a Child by Allowing Access to a Firearm, which is a violation of the City Code.

Charlton was arrested on Tuesday morning when the Gun Task Force served a search warrant on his residence and vehicles. No additional firearms were recovered during the search.

Oregon Department of Human Services has also taken three children onto protective custody in connection with the case. They include the 11-year-old boy, a 9-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. All three are siblings.

Multnomah County Animal Control took custody of a dog and a cat from the residence.

The case, including the attempted robbery, is still under investigation.

The PGun Task Force is continuing to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.