Mike Clark, owner of Movie Madness, located at 4320 Southeast Belmont Street, told KOIN Wednesday
that an unidentified man brought the Winchester rifle and Winchester shotgun into the store on Sunday, Feb. 17. The man told employees that he found the guns
on Mount Tabor.
The man provided employees with his name and email
address, but no phone number. Clark said that the man did not appear to match the description of the suspect.
The guns were reportedly used by actors John Wayne and William Holden in two 1960s movies. The shotgun was allegedly used by Holden in 1969’s ‘The Wild Bunch,’ and the rifle by Wayne in 1962’s ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.’
On July 24, 2012, Clark told investigators that a man loitered in his store for about 25 minutes before breaking into a locked display cabinet and stealing the two guns.
Portland police used surveillance video and tips from the public to identify the suspect as 47-year-old Erick Duane
Johnson. He is wanted on a parole violation warrant. If caught he faces a charge of first-degree aggravated theft.
Johnson is described as white, 5-foot-7, 185 pounds, blue eyes, and is either balding or with short brown hair. On the day of the theft, he rode away from the store on a
dark-colored mountain bike.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward
for information leading to Johnson’s arrest. Anyone with information should call 503-823-HELP.