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Warrenton fugitive arrested by U.S. Marshals

Sidney Crawford is led to a waiting patrol car Wednesday after being taken into custody by U.S. Marshals.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

A Warrenton man who allegedly skipped town after being ordered to face trial on attempted murder and other charges was arrested Wednesday in Clackamas County.

Sidney Ross Crawford, 61, was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

Crawford initially was arrested Feb. 25 by Warrenton police officers during a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of South Main Avenue. He was accused of pouring gasoline on another person and threatening to light them both on fire.

He was booked at Clatsop County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment and menacing and the case was referred to the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office.

After his initial arraignment in late February, he was released pending trial and required to wear an ankle monitor.

On March 11, Crawford was indicted by a Clatsop County Grand Jury on charges of attempted murder, attempted first-degree arson, unlawful use of a weapon, coercion, menacing and reckless endangerment.

Three days later, the ankle monitor stopped reporting his location, according to a Warrenton Police Department press release. When he failed to show up at a March 16 court hearing, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was being held Wednesday at Clackamas County Jail with bail set at $250,000, but he’ll soon be extradited to Clatsop County.

Sidney Crawford

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