Machete assault, arson reported near Metro Transfer Station
Mark P. Devoy, 59, has been charged with assaulting an acquaintance after he intentionally set a campsite on fire near the Metro Transfer Station in Oregon City.
Just before 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, officers responded to a report a man stumbled into traffic in the 2000 block of Washington Street with a laceration to his head. At around the same time, Oregon State Police and Clackamas Fire were responding to the report of a fire between Washington Street and Interstate 205.
Officers located the victim, who told police he had been assaulted with a machete by Devoy, who also allegedly set his camp on fire. Clackamas Fire quickly extinguished the fire, and investigators determined both crime scenes were related.
Police said Devoy had fled the area and he was not located after a nearby search. The victim was transported to OHSU for treatment.
Detectives were called to the scene of the fire, as well as arson investigators from Clackamas Fire and OSP.
With help from detectives from the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team, Devoy was located and arrested on Sept. 15 in Milwaukie. Devoy was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $500,000 bail on charges of arson, assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
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