Sheriff's Office makes arrest in March 4 attempted murder in Clackamas; victim suffers stab wound to neck

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:31 p.m.


Please reference CCSO Case # 18-006151

Booking photo: Jacob Michael TempleAt approximately 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported stabbing at the Crown Court Apartments on SE 97th Ave. in Clackamas. Upon arrival, deputies located the stabbing victim -- Jordan Vaselaney, 24 -- who was laying on his side with a severe wound to the neck.

The suspect, Jacob Michael Temple, 20, was detained at the scene without incident.

Deputies applied direct pressure to Mr. Vaselaney's wound until medical personnel arrived. Deputies also learned that Mr. Vaselaney had reportedly been in a verbal argument with his girlfriend, Arianna Temple, 24, in her apartment when Arianna's younger brother Jacob emerged from a room with a knife and stabbed Mr. Vaselaney in the neck.

Sheriff's Office detectives and Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) personnel responded to the scene to interview witnesses, collect evidence and process the crime scene. Detectives also interviewed Mr. Vaselaney at OHSU, where he was admitted in critical condition and continues to being treated for a stab wound on his neck, close to his ear.

Jacob Temple was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was booked on charges that include Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault I. Bail was set at $250,000. His booking photo is attached, and complete booking info can be found on our online inmate roster.


The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 18-006151.


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