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Music Video Leads to Firearm Charges

Portland men arrested

1/7/2020, 4:27 p.m.
Glorifying firearms in video leads to arrests
A music video posted to Youtube that glorified firearms was investigated by Homeland Security and led to the arrest of two Portland men for illegal position of a firearm.

Two Portland men have been charged with possessing the same stolen handgun after a music video that glorified firearms was investigated by Homeland Security.

Christopher Eugene Miller, 28, and Kebrin Larry Jones, 27, are charged by the U.S. Attorney for Oregon with unlawfully possessing a stolen Taurus model PT-845, .45 caliber handgun.

Miller and Jones joins Desmond Boris Washington, 34, also of Portland, who was previously charged in a separate criminal case for unlawfully possessing the same handgun. All three men are convicted felons and not permitted to possess firearms, prosecutors said.

Agents recovered the stolen firearm while executing a search warrant on Washington’s Portland residence. The men memorialized the firearms in a music video posted to YouTube, authorities said.

Miller was arraigned Tuesday. Jones was arraigned separately last week and Washington awaits a three-day trial beginning March 3.