Teens charged in Portland torture, kidnapping


by KGW Staff


Posted on February 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Four teenagers were accused of the kidnapping and torture of a teenage boy in a Multnomah County grand jury courtroom Friday afternoon.

On Feb. 10 a teenage Dustin Murrain met Jenna Montgomery near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Montgomery lured him to a nearby shed and once there, the boy was confronted by Jess Taylor, Blue Christian Kalmbach and Shane Connell, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday.

The victim was allegedly hit over the head with a crowbar and then taken into the shed. Prosecutors alleged the teen was shot with a BB gun in the finger, chest and groin. The suspects then carved a swastika symbol into his forehead and forced him to eat cat feces.

The captors then asked the victim for a skateboard and money. When the victim left to get the items he ran to an auto repair shop for help, according to the DA's office.

"He was very nervous and he cried," said Ariel Perez of Alexia Auto Repair.

"He had blood all over his face," added Alex Montoya.

The four suspects were arrested at 3266 SE 111th Avenue. Taylor, Montgomery and Kalmbach were  charged as adults for assault, kidnapping and robbery.

"I'm shocked and appalled that kids could do this to another kid," said neighborhood parent Julia Stanfield.

The grand jury deliberated on Friday and was considering additional charges.


Mike Benner contributed to this report