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Booking photo: Jesus Ascencio Molina
Booking photo: Jesus Ascencio Molina
UPDATED w/ VICTIM ID: Happy Valley PD investigates nail-gun assault at construction site (Photo) - 04/17/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970


UPDATE (Tuesday, April 17, 2018) -- VICTIM NAME

The victim in this incident can now be identified as Andres C. Marcelo, 24, of Wood Village. He is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital. The victim is requesting NO media interviews at this time.


EARLIER (Saturday, April 14) -- ARREST MADE IN NAIL-GUN ATTACK; SUSPECT HELD ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE

In the early morning on Saturday, April 14, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday’s nail-gun attack.

Molina's booking photo is attached, and his complete booking info can be found here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates He is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on one charge of Assault I and one charge of Attempted Murder. His bail is set at $250,000.


EARLIER (April 13, 2018, 12:45 p.m.) -- Happy Valley Police investigate assault with nail gun at construction site

Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, Deputies contracted to the Happy Valley Police Department responded to assault at a house under construction on SE Tranquil St., near SE Morning Dew Rd. in Happy Valley.

One male construction worker was reportedly assaulted by another worker with a pneumatic framing nail gun.

The victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and has not been located at this time. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen running towards SE 172nd Ave.

Detectives from Happy Valley PD and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene. Detectives are currently working to identify the suspect.

The suspect and victim know each other, and detectives do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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