PORTLAND, OR - The Portland Police Bureau is reporting that on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 4:43 P.M., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a Premise Check at a house in the 00 block of Northeast Farragut Street. Neighbors were reporting a suspect trying to open doors and windows of a house while carrying a sword and a knife.
When officers arrived, they saw the suspect inside the house.
When the suspect saw officers outside he became combative, charging out the back towards officers on the perimeter while carrying a sword. An officer fired a less lethal foam-tip projectile, which was partially effective and helped the officers maintain a distance. But the suspect continued to threaten the officers with the long blade. He also threw the axe and knives, but officers were able to remain at a safe distance. An officer deployed another foam round, which changed the suspect's demeanor.
Officers were able to utilize de-escalation skills, develop rapport, and convince the suspect to drop his weapons and surrender. Ultimately, he was found in possession of 15 weapons, including a sword, axe, several knives, and a slingshot. He was transported to a hospital for an evaluation.
The residents of the home were not there at the time, and no one was injured.
After he was released from the hospital, Chance T. Haylett (right), age 20 , was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of:
- Burglary in the First Degree
- Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
- Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
- Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Photo of numerous bladed weapons displayed on the ground, including a sword, ax, and multiple knives provided by the Portland Police Bureau.
Photo of the accused courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.