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China Fugitive Arrest

Posted on 31st October 2017 at 09:13

A man from Columbia County who is wanted on multiple counts of sexual abuse and sodomy is in the jail in St. Helens, after having been arrested in China earlier this year. It’s reported that Toby Andrew Mendenhall, 41, formerly of Columbia City, was wanted on eight counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sodomy. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that the case on Mendenhall was opened in June of last year, looking into sex crimes that occurred between 2009 and 2012. Warrants were issued in December of last year, and they say that’s when he took off for China. The U. S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force found and arrested Mendenhall; he was booked into the Washington County Jail on October 24th, and is currently being held on bail of $2.5 million.