Wood Village man hurt by nail-gun assailant in Happy Valley
A construction worker in Happy Valley was reportedly assaulted by another worker with a pneumatic framing nail gun on Friday morning.
On Saturday, April 14, police arrested Jesus Ascencio-Molina, 24, for the alleged assault and attempted murder of one of his co-workers in the nail-gun attack.
On Tuesday, April 17, police identified the injured construction worker as Andres C. Marcelo, a 24-year-old resident of Wood Village.
"He is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital," a news release reports.
Just after 10 a.m. April 13, Clackamas County deputies contracted to the Happy Valley Police Department responded to the assault at a house under construction on Southeast Tranquil Street near Morning Drive. They found that the victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and he was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans. He was seen running towards Southeast 172nd Avenue.
Detectives said Ascencio-Molina was reportedly known by the victim. Although the assault took place near Oregon Trail Elementary School, detectives did not believe there was any threat to the public.
Ascencio-Molina was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on one charge of first-degree assault and one change of attempted murder. His bail was set at $250,000.