Wednesday May 22, 2013
Dundee Murder Suspect Arrested in Oregon CitySalem-News.com
The man hunt is over: Jonathan Williams was arrested for the murder of Timothy Long.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Monday about 5:00 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office responded to 15715 S. Hattan Road, Oregon City based on information received from the Newberg Police concerning 32-year old Jonathan Williams, a Murder Suspect from their jurisdiction.
At 4:30 a.m. Saturday, neighbors in Dundee heard several gunshots and notified police. After searching for an hour, 30-year old Timothy Craig Long's body in a nearby driveway.
Their investigation led them to attain a felony warrant for Williams, who was believed to be Armed and Dangerous. The suspect's criminal background included information that he was known to frequently possess firearms, had been known to wear body armor, and was an alleged user of meth.
The Dundee murder scene has no reflection on the neighborhood, police said, because the area was a convenient meeting spot for Williams and Long, and their altercation occurred there.
In Oregon City, Clackamas County Sheriffs Office Deputies set up containment of the house prior to the CCSO Special Weapons and Tactics Team arriving. Mr. Williams apparently saw this and ran from the house, but he was taken into custody immediately without further incident.
Jonathan Williams was positively identified as the suspect in the Newberg Homicide and is being taken to the CCSO North Station at this time.
Williams' wife, 30-year old Misty Mae Williams was arrested for hindering prosecution on Saturday, a Class C felony, bail set at $5,000. She posted the required $500 Sunday to secure her release. She tentatively will be arraigned on the charge at 1:20 p.m. Monday.
Police units were still at the house in Oregon City as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, attempting to make contact with a female inside, according to Sgt. Pete Tutmark, Incident Commander at the scene. It is unknown who she is at this time.
This case's quick progress was a collaborative effort of over 150 officers and deputies from several agencies. Included in the initial scene investigation were detectives and search and rescue volunteers with the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, detectives from the McMinnville Police Department and the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office. Those agencies are part of the Yamhill County Major Crime Response Team.
The Dundee Public Works Department helped provide crime scene protection and control. Continued assistance with Long's family is also being provided by the Yamhill County Victim Assistance, a part of the District Attorney's Office.
Officers from the Forest Grove Police Department were helpful in the Sunday morning incident. Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office were instrumental in helping arrest Williams at the Hatton Road address in Oregon City on Sunday afternoon.
Both patrol deputies and members of their Special Weapons and Tactics team were important keys in arresting Williams safely and without incident.
Investigators from the Oregon State Police Crime Lab provided help in processing the large crime scene, spanning about 10-square blocks.
An initial court date for Williams is not yet set. He was initially processed in Clackamas County, pending transfer to the Yamhill County Jail Sunday night. He is being held without bail.
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