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Michael John Vavra
Michael John Vavra
Disturbance in Welches leads to shooting; detectives seek person of interest, CCSO case #18-032295. (Photo) Update: Suspect located, arrested. - 12/03/18

UPDATE: Mr. Vavra has was located and arrested on December 1, 2018 and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Assault 1 and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  A booking photo is attached.


On November 30, 2018, at approximately 9:26 p.m. two males were involved in a disturbance at 25500 E Welches Rd in Welches Oregon.  As a result of the disturbance, a male identified as Eddie Osborne, 25 years old from Welches, suffered a gunshot wound to the head.  Clackamas County deputies provided medical aid and evacuated Mr. Osborne from the area.  Mr. Osborne was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment, and his condition is unknown at this time.

Detective are looking to speak with Michael John Vavra, 40 years old from Welches, who was reported to have been in the area at the time of the shooting. CCSO SWAT responded to the scene but were unable to locate Mr. Vavra. Mr. Vavra is known to frequent Welches, Rhododendron, and Sandy areas of Clackamas County.

If you have contact with or know of Mr. Vavra’s current whereabouts please call 911 and do not attempt to approach him.  

If you have any information related to this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online tip form at  Please refer to CCSO case #18-032295.

Attached Media Files: Michael John Vavra , Vavra booking photo
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