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2013 review: Teens hold up St. Helens restaurant, now serving 70 months in prison

CochranRehrigWalkerThree St. Helens men were arrested after holding up a St. Helens Muchas Gracias restaurant April 13. (“Three in custody tied to Muchas Gracias robbery; third man arrested after shots fired at Portland mini-mart,” April 18). The three 18-year olds—Terrance Anthony Cochran, Daniel Thomas Rehrig, and Joshua Philip Walker—were all detained within four days of committing the initial crime and are now each serving 70 month prison sentences. 

A surveillance video from the robbery showed two gun-wielding men with bandanas concealing their faces and hoods pulled over their heads and demanding cash from the restaurant clerk while the third man lingered near the door. Once the clerk opened the register, the men can be seen grabbing cash and running out the door. 

A tip led investigators to Walker’s home April 17, where he was arrested on first-degree robbery charges. Police arrested Cochran the following day; he was escorted to the St. Helens Police Department by his family. 

The last remaining robber surrendered to Portland police after attempting to hold up a mini-mart in Portland. On April 18, Portland police responded to a report of a man with a gun at a Portland convenience store. Officers reported shots had been fired and, upon their arrival, Rehrig tossed his handgun to the ground and surrendered. 

Rehrig and Walker pleaded guilty to robbery charges while Cochran pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of attempted robbery. All three were sentenced over the summer (“Restaurant robbers get 70 months,” Aug. 12).   

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