Woman fights off attacker in Beavercreek home; suspect sketch, bulletin available; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Jan. 9, 2013, 11:11 a.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Suspect bulletin (PDF format)

Suspect sketch (JPEG format)

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-868

At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a home near the Beavercreek Post Office after a woman called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home and attacked her.

The victim reported being hit on the head and needing medical assistance.

Multiple deputies -- including a K9 deputy -- went to the area and searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

After receiving initial medical treatment for her injuries from Clackamas Fire District #1 personnel, the victim was transported to an area hospital for further assessment.

Later in the evening, the victim was able to work with Sheriff's Office detectives and a Sheriff's Office forensic sketch artist to provide a suspect description.

The suspect was described as follows:

  • White male adult
  • 40-50 years of age
  • 6 feet tall
  • 160-185 pounds
  • Light brown and gray hair, and a moustache and beard

The victim, in her 40s, reported being home when the unknown suspect broke into her home and attacked her for no apparent reason. She told investigators the suspect hit in the head, and then she was able to fight off the suspect after a struggle. She reported the suspect fled on foot out her front door in an unknown direction. Nothing was stolen during the attack.

Concerned for her safety, the victim has requested no personal contact from the media.

Please see the attached suspect bulletin. Investigators are considering this crime an attempted rape.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-868.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-868.


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Contact Info:

Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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