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Elliot Satoru Carr Convicted on Multiple Charges for Role in Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo) - 02/10/20

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 7, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Elliot Satoru Carr of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of menacing, first-degree aggravated theft, five counts of aggravated identity theft, three counts of identity theft, two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful delivery and possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful delivery and possession of heroin. Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard prosecuted Mr. Carr in Judge Andrew Erwin’s courtroom.

On September 14, 2019, the defendant and a woman, later identified as Nicola Kostov, checked into a hotel in Hillsboro, Oregon. The front desk clerk immediately noticed that the pair provided driver’s licenses which did not belong to them. The clerk observed the pair unloading what appeared to be stolen property from a vehicle. The clerk then contacted Hillsboro Police to alert them to the suspicious behavior.

Officers responded and confirmed the license plate on the vehicle associated with Mr. Carr did not match the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for the car. Officers were able to confirm that it was reported stolen out of Bend, Oregon.

Officers worked with hotel staff to draw the defendant out of his room in an effort to detain him for investigation in a more controlled setting. However, Mr. Carr spotted the officers when he exited his room. They attempted to apprehend him, but he struggled away and began to flee down a hotel hallway. As this was happening, two more officers entered the hallway and saw the defendant running towards them. They observed him draw a handgun from his waistband. He then pointed the handgun at officers. One officer fired one round from his service weapon but did not strike the defendant. Mr. Carr was then taken to the ground where he refused to drop his weapon and kept his finger on the trigger. Fortunately, the officers were able to gain control of the weapon and arrested the defendant.

A later search of the handgun revealed that it was fully loaded. At the time, the defendant was a convicted felon and was therefore possessing the firearm illegally.

Members of the Washington County Major Crimes Team responded and obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s hotel room. Working in conjunction with Hillsboro Police detectives, they discovered an additional set of car keys to a separate vehicle which was stolen out of Sherwood, Oregon. Investigators also found multiple storage bins and file folders containing stolen personal information belonging to more than 150 victims. Additionally, officers found drugs, packaging materials, journals discussing drug sales and additional stolen property during the search.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the Hillsboro Police Department and the Washington County Major Crimes Team for their work on this case.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Carr is set for February 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Ms. Kostov cooperated with the investigation and testified against Mr. Carr in court. Charges against Ms. Kostov for her role in these crimes are pending.

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