Featured Stories

Tigard man charged with attempted murder in shooting

John Obermeyer is lodged in the Washington County Jail for allegedly trying to shoot his neighbor

HILLSBORO - A Tigard man was arraigned Monday on charges connected with his alleged firing of a shotgun at his neighbor.

Late Saturday afternoon, Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Obermeyer, 44, on charges of attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, criminal mischief and two counts of reckless endangerment.

According to deputies, Obermeyer's neighbor, Allen Jones, 46, told him that he would not be able to plug an electrical cord into his motor home in the 16000 block Pacific Highway in Tigard.

Both Obermeyer and Jones had been staying in a motor home and RV trailer parked next to each other behind the Lil Brick Deli.

Deputies reported that after Jones unplugged the electrical cord and went to call police, Obermeyer fired a blast from a shotgun.

Jones was just a few feet away from Obermeyer at the time, and the bullet went past Jones and struck the motor home. Jones was not injured and neither was Pamela Savage-Jones, 47, who was inside the motor home at the time.

Obermeyer was lodged in the Washington County Jail after being arrested, and bail was set at $25,000.

A preliminary hearing is set for Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.