(Portland, OR) -- A man accused of stealing an airplane and crashing it to his death in Washington state has ties to Oregon. KATU reports 29-year-old airport worker Richard Russell once operated a bakery in North Bend with his wife. Russell and his wife operated the Hannah Marie's Artisan Breads and Pastries for three years there before moving to Washington state. The Seattle Times says Russell was a well-liked Christian youth leader who was described by friends and family as quiet, warm and compassionate. Russell allegedly stole the empty Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 from Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, performing tricks and maneuvers before crashing on a wooded island about an hour later.