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The Oregonian: David Chilton to be arraigned on federal charges
Author: Kimberly A.C. Wilson, The Oregonian
Posted: June 13, 2012

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David William Chilton, arrested Tuesday night in a North Portland Fred Meyer store after a 36-hour manhunt, is scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday.

The arraignment is set for today in the U.S. District Court at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street.

Portland police arrested Chilton, 54, in connection with a gun threat at Portland State University and a bank robbery and carjacking in Northeast Portland.

The arrest ended 36-hours of searches for the man who police say pointed a gun at a Portland State University security guard Monday morning, then robbed a Northeast Portland bank at gunpoint that afternoon and carjacked a 43-year-old woman's vehicle to escape.

Security guards at the Fred Meyer located at 7404 N. Interstate Ave. notified police about 8:47 p.m. that a man with a revolver in his hand had entered the store and was acting oddly.

Police cleared customers and staff out of the store and watched Chilton on the the surveillance cameras, said Judy Swift, a spokeswoman for Fred Meyer.

Chilton stayed in the clothing section on the second floor. Police radio reports indicated he was discarding his clothes.

Chilton, who remained in the Multnomah County Detention Center overnight, did not threaten anyone in the store, said police spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, and no one was hurt.

Outside, police recovered the woman's white 1997 Toyota 4Runner Tuesday night near the North Portland store.