K-9 assists in apprehension of Portland carjacking suspect

A 46-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges in connection to a carjacking which occurred Tuesday night, according to a  release from Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

At 11:58 p.m., Aug. 8, PPB East Precinct officers were called to a reported carjacking in the 11100 block of NE Halsey St.

An officer arrived and contacted the victim as other officers searched for the stolen vehicle. During the officer’s interview with the victim, it was learned the suspect had used a double-bladed hatchet to coerce the victim into giving him the keys to the vehicle.

Police located the vehicle in the 1100 block of NE 109th Ave. and established a perimeter around the area.

With the assistance of PPB K-9 Jager, the suspect, John P. Lewis, 46, was apprehended in some bushes about three blocks away.

John P. Lewis, 46, was arrested in connection to an Aug. 8, 2017 carjacking incident. Photo courtesy of Portland Police Bureau.

Lewis was arrested and taken to Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree attempted assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and a post-prison supervision violation connected to his prior conviction of second-degree burglary.

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Jager assisted in apprehending carjacking suspect John P. Lewis, 46. Photo courtesy of Portland Police Bureau.