Keizer suspect tied to Hood River crime scene

A single fingerprint left on the exit door of Rosauers Market in the Heights tied a robber from Keizer to the crime almost two years later.

Joshua A. Roshone, 18, was arraigned in Hood River Circuit Court on Tuesday for brandishing a hunting knife on March 6, 2001, and demanding more than $1,800 from a clerk. He allegedly entered the grocery store about 6 a.m. and jumped over the service counter while gesturing with the knife toward the cash register and yelling “open, open” to the frightened employee in broken English. About five customers witnessed the robbery which lasted barely a minute but were unable to see the suspect’s face because he was wearing a ski mask.

However, Hood River District Attorney John Sewell said that Roshone’s height and weight match the description given of the perpetrator, who was unable to be located during an extensive search of the area only minutes later.

Since Roshone was not wearing gloves during the crime, Sewell said he left a fingerprint on the glass exit door while fleeing the scene on foot. Investigating officers then ran the print through state law enforcement data banks but there was no match on record at that time.

The lucky break in the case came last November when Roshone was apprehended at his Marion County residence for an unrelated theft case that also took place in 2001. His booking fingerprint was automatically paired with the print from Hood River and he was then transported to NORCOR and bail set at $50,000 cash.

Because felony robbery falls under mandatory Measure 11 sentencing guidelines, Sewell said if Roshone is found guilty he will face 90 months in prison and up to a $300,000 in fine.

According to Sewell, Roshone had a criminal history of theft as a juvenile. He said even though the Keizer youth was underage when the local crime was enacted he would still have been prosecuted as a adult under the mandates of Measure 11.

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