Clackamas County deputies identify suspect accused of attacking man with machete

Timothy Crawford mug shot courtesy Clackamas County Jail

GLADSTONE, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office identified the man accused of attacking another man with a machete Thursday.

Deputies say Wednesday afternoon, they responded to a report of a crash at Southeast Rose Street and Southeast Jennings Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Callers said two men were seen running from the crash scene and one was yelling he had been shot. Other callers said a bicyclist had been run over and another caller said someone had been shot in the head.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they located the victim, 27-year-old Troy D. Anderson. They said he had crashed his car through a fence and into a tree in the front yard of a residence in the 1800 block of Southeast Rose Street.

After the crash, Anderson exited the car and ran several blocks away from the crash scene. Deputies say he was bleeding profusely from his head and had a serious hand injury.

Deputies located the suspect, 24-year-old Timothy D. Crawford, several blocks north of the crash scene and detained him. Investigators say Crawford is transient and was in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.

Anderson was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries.

Detectives at the hospital determined Anderson was not shot, as he suspected, but in fact was attacked with a machete.

Crime scene investigators located numerous pieces of evidence at the crime scenes, including the machete they believe was used in the attack.

Crawford was arrested on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree assault and attempted murder.

His bail was set at $320,000.

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