Police Arrest Three for Assault, Robbery of Local Man
Oct 13,2006 00:00 by Richard Burton

Two women and a man were arrested on multiple charges when they allegedly assaulted a local man during the course of a robbery in northeast Bend Sunday evening, said police.  Detective Sergeant Paul Kansky describes the victim as an “associate” of the alleged suspects.

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday October evening, Bend Police Officers responded to the north end of Desert Sage Street when a nearby resident reported an injured robbery victim had asked for help.

Detectives and officers investigating determined that Daniel Howard Rountree, 29, was assaulted during a robbery by three associates who had conspired against him.  An undisclosed amount of cash, but described as “small” by the detective sergeant, was taken from Rountree, said the news release.

(left to right) Sharleen Cuevas, Richard Enquist, and Crystal Swope - DCJ Photos 
Police later identitied and arrested Sharleen Cuevas, 39; Richard Wayne Enquist, 26; and Crystal Robin Swope, 19.  Swope, accompanied by Enquist, drove the victim to the Desert Sage Street location where the alleged robbery and assault occurred.  All three co-conspirators were arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail where they face charges of first-degree robbery; second-degree theft, second-degree assault, coercion, and unlawful use of a weapon.

An investigation involving additional co-conspirators is ongoing, and Kansky encourages anyone with information regarding the case to contact Bend Police Detectives at 541-322-2960.