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Federal Fugitive Killed During Encounter with PPB Officer

March 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. - On March 12, 2014, federal fugitive Kelly Vern Mark Swoboda, 49, was killed during an encounter with a Portland Police Bureau Officer near Wilson High School.  Swoboda was a wanted federal fugitive based on a supervised release violation issued in connection with his prior bank robbery conviction.  He was convicted of the bank robbery in 2006 in Portland and received a sentence of 70 months in prison.  His supervised release commenced last March and a supervised release violation warrant was issued in November of last year.  The United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force had been actively trying to locate Swoboda since the warrant was filed.

Yesterday, a federal indictment was filed against Swoboda alleging that he committed three bank robberies: (1) November 22, 2013, NW Priority Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie, Oregon, (2) December 6, 2013, Cutting Edge Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie, Oregon and (3) December 21, 2013, Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland,  Oregon.

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