Arrest Made In Beaverton Attempted Murder

Chase and Cory Bedford

A Beaverton teen was arrested for attempted murder. Detectives are asking for the public's help locating his brother, Cory Bedford, who is wanted for the same crime.

On October 4, 2017, at 10:15 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Oak Hills neighborhood regarding reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, deputies found two victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries inside a severely damaged vehicle.

During the investigation, deputies learned the men had been in an altercation with two suspects at a nearby location. The victims fled in a vehicle and were pursued in a second vehicle by the suspects, who fired multiple firearm rounds into their sedan. No one was struck by the gunfire.

The chase ended in a neighborhood cul-de-sac, where the victims were attacked and sustained multiple stab wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital.

In the early hours of October 13, detectives with the Washington County Major Crimes Team, assisted by the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit, served a search warrant at the suspects' residence, located on Northwest 143rd Avenue.

Chase Bedford, 19-years-old of Portland, was arrested and charged with attempted murder (two counts), kidnapping in the first degree (two counts), and assault in the first degree (two counts). He is being held at the Washington County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating the second suspect, 28-year-old Cory Bedford of Portland. He is known drive a lifted white 2006 Ford F-250 crew-cab truck (Oregon plate 161HTR).

Cory Bedford should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call (503) 629-0111, or call 9-1-1 if he is seen.


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