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Shotgun blast sends man to jail

King City attack comes after dispute between motor home owners

A 44-year-old Washington County man was arrested Saturday afternoon after sheriff's deputies said he fired a shotgun at his neighbors.

John Obermeyer was lodged in the Washington County Jail after the incident on charges of attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, criminal mischief and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Sheriff's deputies said the incident began in the late afternoon when Obermeyer was told by his neighbor, Allen Jones, 46, that he would not be allowed to plug an electrical cord into his motor home in the area of 16735 S.W. Pacific Highway, near Tigard and King City.

Both Obermeyer and Jones had been staying in a motor home and RV trailer that are parked adjacent to each other behind a business named the "Lil Brick Deli."

Deputies responded at about 2:55 p.m. to the motor home after a call about a man firing a shotgun in the area.

According to deputies, Jones unplugged the electrical cord and went to call the police and Obermeyer fired a blast from a shotgun. Jones was just a few feet from Obermeyer at the time and the shotgun blast went just in front of Jones and struck the motor home. Jones was not injured.

Inside the motor home at the time of the blast was 47-year-old Pamela Savage-Jones. She also was uninjured.