Carjack, kidnap charges dropped against teen


The case remains under investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The state filed a dismissal order Thursday and sought the immediate release of a teen accused of stealing a woman’s SUV as her 6-year-old grandson was in the back seat.

Teri Stinson left her SUV running on October 14, with her purse and grandson, Jack, inside. She was standing on the curb talking with the homeowner of the house she grew up in when, suddenly, her car sped away.

Teri Stinson of Portland had her SUV carjacked while her 6-year-old grandson was inside. He was unharmed, October 14, 2019 (KOIN)

Isaiah Bobo, 18, was tracked down with the help of security video from a home near the carjacking. The video shows the suspect’s red sedan pull up next to Stinson’s Chevrolet Tahoe and two people get out. One took the Tahoe while the other walked away.

Just blocks away, the car thief told Jack to get out of the car. Jack unbuckled himself and got out but kept his grandmother’s phone with him. He was hysterical, Stinson said, but managed to find his dad’s phone number on his grandma’s phone and called him. He was unharmed.

On October 18, officers found a stolen Audi with 18-year-old Isaiah Bobo and a 15-year-old boy. They recognized the suspects from the security video and questioned them about the carjacking.

Court documents said Bobo admitted he got into the driver’s seat of Stinson’s SUV and drove away.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said Bobo faces charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.

On Thursday, however, the state filed an order to dismiss the charges and sought the immediate release of Bobo, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

The case remains under investigation.

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