Fugitive nabbed at Blaine border


By Steve Guntli

A man accused of going on a criminal rampage that ended in the shooting of a police officer in Portland, Oregon, was arrested at the border last week.

Jamaell Diamond Riley, 26, was arrested after trying to enter Canada on March 19. According to reports, Riley brandished a knife at two Canadian border agents after they stopped him. Riley and his girlfriend, Carli Anja Marshall, 20, were then turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Riley attempted to break out of his restraints as Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies transported him to Whatcom County Jail. No one was injured in the arrest.

Riley and two other suspects were arrested last April in connection with a series of robberies and burglaries in the Portland area. One of the suspects fired shots at a Portland police officer and his dog, wounding the officer and killing the dog.

Riley was not the shooter, but according to the police report, he did have a gun on him at the time of the shooting.

On March 18, Riley cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled for the border. Portland police issued a felony warrant for his arrest. Riley has more than a dozen warrants out for his arrest in Multnomah County, Oregon, including first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

Marshall has three warrants out for hindering the prosecution.

Riley is being held in the Whatcom County Jail on a $2 million bond. Marshall was released on March 21 after posting a $15,000 bail. Riley will be extradited back to Oregon for trial.

This story was updated to correct Carli Marshall’s charges.

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