UPDATED: Suspect in custody in Estacada homicide investigation

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sept. 10-14, 2016


Please reference CCSO Case # 16-24876


Richard Hess -- new booking photo

UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:32 a.m.) -- SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Richard Hess turned himself into the Clackamas County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a valid warrant for Murder.

His complete booking info is here. His booking photo is here. He is being held without bail.


Suspect Richard Allen Hess, 47, of Sandy, OregonThe vehicle of interest in this homicide has been located, abandoned, in rural Clackamas County, east of Estacada.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can confirm the suspect in this case is Richard Allen Hess, 47, of Sandy, Oregon. A photo is linked above.  Mr. Hess has a warrant out for his arrest for the crime of Murder.

Mr. Hess should be considered armed and dangerous. Please do NOT approach Mr. Hess if you see him -- call (or text) 911 immediately.

The Sheriff's office would also like to remind the public that anyone caught harboring or assisting Mr. Hess could be investigated and charged with the felony crime of Hindering Prosecution ( ORS 162.325).

Previous releases in this case are below.


EARLIER: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

1996 Ford F-150 pickup (not actual suspect vehicle)The victim in yesterday's shooting can now be identified as Dominick James Perry (DOB 5/13/77) of Portland, OR.

Mr. Perry was killed during an act of homicide, and as a result of a single gunshot wound.

The vehicle of interest in the case is still a white 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Oregon license plate 902AJZ. If anyone sees this vehicle, please call (or text) 911 immediately and do not approach the vehicle or its occupant(s).

A photo of a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck has been attached to this release, but it's not the actual vehicle.

Anyone with information about yesterday's incident is asked to contact us using our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 16-24876.

EARLIER: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, 7:50 p.m.

The victim in the shooting from earlier today has died. Victim identification will follow tomorrow's autopsy.

EARLIER: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

At approximately 8:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received reports of a disturbance at 35100 SE Wilcox Rd. in Estacada. One person had reportedly been shot, and that the suspect had fled the scene.

Deputies arrived and were able to confirm that one person with a gunshot wound was still on-scene.

The victim was transported to OHSU by Life Flight to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are currently on-scene investigating the crime.

Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and the public is not in danger.

A vehicle of interest has been identified: a white 1996 Ford pickup with Oregon license plate 902AJZ. If anyone sees this vehicle, please call (or text) 911 immediately -- do not approach the vehicle.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office