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Three teens could face felony charges

The three 18-year-olds — Terrance Anthony Cochran (also known as Terrence Ozias), Daniel Thomas Rehrig, and Joshua Phillip Walker — have been arraigned on first-degree robbery charges in connection with an armed robbery at the Muchas Gracias restaurant in St. Helens April 13. Police tracked them down using a number of Facebook tips and evidence from video surveillance footage.

Local police found Cochran and Walker and arrested them, but Rehrig was arrested initially by officers with the Portland Police Bureau. The officers had responded to a report of a man with a gun at a Portland mini-mart late at night April 18. Police reported that shots had been fired, and upon arrival the lone suspect, Daniel Thomas Rehrig, tossed his handgun to the ground and surrendered.

The gun Rehrig is suspected to have used in the Portland robbery is believed to be the same that had been used in the Muchas Gracias crime.

All three teens are currently lodged at the Columbia County Jail. Rehrig and Cochran have both been arraigned on two counts of the class A felony charge.

“When you have a crime that has several different theories, you have to separate each thing out into a separate count,” explained Columbia County District Attorney Stephen Atchison. “They might have violated a law in several different ways.”

Surveillance video from the robbery showed two gun-wielding men with bandannas concealing their faces and hoods pulled up over their heads demanding cash from the restaurant clerk as a third man lingered near the door.

After the clerk opened the cash register, the suspects can be seen grabbing cash and rushing out the door.

When police arrested Walker on April 17, they also seized a dark green 1999 Honda Accord. Inside they found two handguns and clothing the suspects could be seen wearing in the surveillance videos.