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A string of brutal robberies has led to two arrests, a lot of felony charges, and the setting of simply enormous bail

An armed ruffian, who brutalized some of this victims while robbing countless bars and taverns in Portland and Milwaukie, was finally arrested on August 31.

Among those many holdups, 32-year-old Deron Albertdupre Crain is accused of robbing the "Lotsa Luck Bar & Grill" at 2136 S.E. Powell Boulevard at 1:32 a.m. on June 3, and the "Lodge Bar" at 6605 S.E. Powell, on June 11 at 2:10 a.m.

MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 32-year-old Deron Albertdupre Crain now awaits trial, facing a large number of Felony charges. "Members of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), and the East Metro Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team assisted the Detective Division's Robbery Detail with arresting Crain in the 600 block of Northeast 178th Avenue," reported Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

Crain was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Thursday, August 31, at 11:26 p.m., on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (13 counts) and Robbery in the Second Degree (14 counts).

At his arraignment the following day in Multnomah County Court, more charges were filed against Crain, bring the total to 139 Felony counts – including Robbery, Kidnapping, and Assault. Crain remains in custody at Inverness Jail – in lieu of a combined bail of $34,750,000.

As part of this investigation, Robbery Detail detectives also applied for, and obtained, an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Johntae D. Hammond.

"Hammond was already lodged at the Clark County Jail on August 24 on a parole violation for a previous Assault in the First Degree conviction, and is awaiting extradition to Oregon," Burley said.

Anyone with information on the robberies alleged to have been committed by Crain and Hammond should contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503/823-4783 or by e-mail –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Given the monumental size of the bail assessed, it is likely that the accused will be staying behind bars for the time being.

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