He has been on the run since the last robbery went awry in November. After that holdup, his alleged accomplice, classmate Ethan Thrower, accidentally shot himself in the groin and was arrested.
Curtis was spotted last month in Mazatlan, Mexico, partying with dozens of his Grant High classmates. For the past month, Curtis had been living with a couple in Mesa, Ariz. The couple took him in and let him work at their deli. He even dated their daughter.
But after seeing Curtis on the TV program America's Most Wanted Saturday night, the couple turned him in, and police just missed him.
Curtis is being held at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. He's due Thursday in a Las Vegas courtroom, where extradition proceedings will begin.
"They were terrorists... They held a gun to the head of our clerk and counted and asked him if he wanted to die," said Donna Nelson, owner of the thrice-robbed Beaumont Market.
The former homecoming king will be brought back to Portland, where he faces a minimum of 7 years in prison.