Driver charged with attempted murder at Clackamas 7-Eleven
A driver who allegedly hit a 38-year-old man multiple times in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in urban unincorporated Clackamas on Dec. 29 is now facing an attempted murder charge.
Leslie Meyer was arrested shortly after the incident happened at the store on Southeast 82nd Avenue. The 65-year-old is accused of hitting Jason Schwartz in the parking lot and then driving away.
A bystander followed Meyer's car into a nearby parking lot, where deputies took him into custody shortly after the incident. He was first charged with assault, hit-and-run injury and was also arrested on a warrant for hit-and-run property.
But on Dec. 31 those charges were amended to attempted murder and second-degree assault.
"I came outside and I had the cops on the phone and the guy was walking up to the side of my car covered in blood," witness Cheyanne Plumb told KOIN 6 News. "He laid down on the ground and his stomach looked kind of sunken in and he kept saying 'I'm OK' but he definitely was not OK."
She said she thought there were teenagers playing in cars in the lot, "but I came out and that's what was happening. It was pretty scary."
Plumb also said she thinks "it happened on purpose, if he did it more than once, ran over the top of him."
Schwartz, 38, was treated at the scene and then taken to OHSU, where he recovered to "good" condition before being discharged.
Meyer had been staying at a home in unincorporated Milwaukie but neighbors there told KOIN 6 News there were issues and he left about five months ago.
In recent months he's been accused of DUII, driving with a suspended license and failing to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged.
Meyer's arrest record goes back to at least 1989 and includes arrests for harassment, criminal mischief, assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, escape, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct.
His next court appearance is Jan. 8.