Second suspect nabbed in Vancouver Lake attempted murder

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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Updated: December 8, 2012, 7:45 PM

 
photoPedro "Junior" Godinez Jr.

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Marshals with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have apprehended a suspect in the Nov. 28 kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder of an Oregon man at Vancouver Lake Park, according to a news release.

Pedro Godinez Jr., 19, was arrested Friday in the Central Washington town of Grandview.

Godinez was booked in Grandview Police Department’s jail and was expected to be transferred to Yakima County Jail.

He will be transported to Clark County to appear on charges related to the Vancouver Lake case.

A second suspect, 22-year-old Joanna Kyrstin May Speaks of Vancouver, appeared in Clark County Superior Court Dec. 3 on suspicion of luring Freddie Landstrom to her apartment. Godinez, alleged to be Speaks’ boyfriend, is accused of kidnapping Landstrom, robbing him and shooting him near Vancouver Lake.

Speaks is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 14.

Landstrom was shot multiple times before he grabbed the gun and struggled with the suspect, according to police. Landstrom was able to flee through a swamp west to Kadow’s Marina, where he contacted a resident who called 911, police said.

Vancouver police previously recovered a stolen 2012 Nissan Sentra, believed to belong to the alleged victim in the case.

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