$7,500 reward offered for info. in murder of Clackamas County employee
A $7,500 reward is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man police say shot and killed a Clackamas County employee last week.
Clackamas County sheriff's deputies and U.S. Marshals are looking for 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White from Edgewood, Wash.
They say White killed Grady Waxenfelter after Waxenfelter, a weighmaster, pulled White over near Highway 224 and Southeast Amisigger Road for not having a license plate on the trailer he was using to haul wood Thursday, Feb. 6.
Clackamas County is offering $5,000 and O'Malley Brothers Trucking of Estacada is offering $2,500 for information that leads to White's arrest.
The suspect was a delivery driver for the company, the sheriff's office says.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the company's owner and staff have been very cooperative in helping investigators in the case. The company released a statement Monday night saying Waxenfelter was a "great man, and was well respected in the local community, and in the trucking community."
Police also released surveillance video from a local store a few days before they say he killed Waxenfelter.
Police say White may be driving a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 with Washington license plate, ANB7070.
If you see him or the vehicle, police say don't approach him but immediately call 911.
White is also wanted on a weapons charge, police say. He is also a suspect and is wanted for questioning in the rape of a child in Pierce County, Wash., they say.
The Clackamas County Peace Officer Benevolent Foundation has set up a fund for Waxenfelter's family. One hundred percent of donations go to his family to help cover expenses.
Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.
All of us at O'Malley Brothers Corporation are truly heartbroken over Thursday Mornings tragedy. Our heart felt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family, friends, community and everyone involved.
O'Malley Brothers Corporation is assisting in ALL ways possible to bring this to a swift and just resolution. Mr. Waxenfelter was a great man, and was well respected in the local community, and in the trucking community.
O'Malley Brothers Corporation is offering a $2500 reward on top of the $5000 reward that the Clackamas County Sheriff is offering for the information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
O'Malley Brothers Corporation.