Life often takes strange turns, and sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we never expected. This is especially true when we face homicide charges, like one local woman is now facing.
The incident that is the basis of the charges is the murder of another local, a 63-year-old pawn shop owner. On March 3 of this year, he was found dead in his Oak Grove home. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the woman visited the victim on the day of his death and that she was stopped by police on the day of the murder. Police believe that items they found in her car during that traffic stop were owned by the victim.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the local women was arrested on April 12 by the U.S. Marshals Service task force at a Florida Greyhound station. She is facing charges of robbery and second-degree murder. Currently, the woman incarcerated at the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail in Florida. Though, the Clackamas County prosecutor’s office is expected to seek extradition.
After one is arrested
Because being arrested is such an unexpected and jarring experience, most people’s reaction is to cooperate with the police and answer questions. After all, we are all trained to believe that police are our friends and “protecting and serving” our communities. However, when we are faced with an arrest, realize that the police are not working in one’s best interest. Stay silent and ask for an attorney immediately. If they claim that one is not under arrest, then ask to leave. If they will not allow one to leave, ask for an attorney again. As the saying goes, rinse and repeat.
For those in Oregon City, Oregon, facings criminal charges, creating a criminal defense immediately is imperative. This is why it is so important to get in touch with an attorney immediately upon being arrested.