ENUMCLAW, Wash. – U.S. Marshals arrested a fourth man they say is connected to the “very violent death" of a Southwest Portland man over the weekend.
20-year-old Cliff Albert Carey was arrested in Emunclaw, Wash. on Thursday afternoon. Marshals said he was taken into custody without putting up a fight.
He faces an aggravated murder charge and is now in a Seattle-area jail awaiting extradition back to Oregon.
Police say Carey was involved with the murder of 25-year-old Charles Anthony Weber early Saturday morning. Investigators have released few details about the crime, but did take the unusual step of calling the crime especially violent.
A law enforcement source on Thursday told KATU the murder stemmed from a dispute over drugs. A medical examiner said Weber died of “blunt force trauma to the head.”
Carey's grandparents said their grandson was 16 years old when his father died in his arms. They said both Cliff's parents were meth users, which took a toll on the young man.
"I feel really bad. He has had a rough life from the day he was born," Barbara Carey said. "He's a survivor, he was tough, but he's got such a sweet side to him. I don't know what went wrong. I thought he needed help after his dad passed away and I told him 'I'll go with you.'"
His grandparents said Cliff had worked for a time for a marijuana grower in California, but they thought he had left that life. He had been in Washington for a new job when he was arrested.
Police previously arrested three other men in connection to the killing.
On Tuesday, police arrested 21-year-old Hussein Ali Haidar at an apartment on Southwest Luradel Street. Later that evening 18-year-old Omar Ibrahim was arrested at the same location.
Haidar faces charges of aggravated murder, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of robbery. Ibrahim faces a murder and robbery charge.
20-year-old Mahmoud Moustafa was also arrested Tuesday on the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. He faces aggravated murder, burglary, robbery and unlawful use of a weapon charges.