Last month we reported the crime and the missing suspect; now he's caught and in jail

DAVID F. ASHTON - Early in December, police officers and detectives responded to investigate a stabbing that turned into a homicide at the Marwood Plaza apartments on Woodstock Boulevard at 72nd. As reported last month in THE BEE, police were called to the Marwood Plaza apartments in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood on December 2 at 1:55 a.m., in response to a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived at the apartment complex, which is at the corner of S.E. 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, they discovered the victim, 64-year-old Brian Nees, suffering from traumatic injuries. He died at a hospital several hours later as a result of those injuries.

"Homicide detectives investigating the case determined that Tyler Nees, Brian's son, was the suspect in the stabbing homicide, and obtained an arrest warrant several hours after the initial call," reminded Portland Police spokesman Sergeant Peter Simpson.

But, at that time, he was nowhere to be found.

MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Tyler Wayne Nees is now in jail on a charge of murder, for the stabbing death of his father at a Woodstock Boulevard apartment. Police got their break in the case on Thursday December 14, when Central Precinct officers located and took into custody the younger Nees, after an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led police to an address in Northwest Portland, Simpson said. "The suspect, 31-year-old Tyler Wayne Nees, was arrested near N.W. 23rd Avenue and Lovejoy Street, and officers also discovered that Nees was in possession of a realistic-looking replica firearm in his waistband."

Nees was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 1:33 a.m. on the same night on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and was also ordered held on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony), as well as a parole violation.

At his arraignment, a Multnomah County Court judge ordered that Nees be held on the charges without bond, and he continues to be incarcerated at MCDC.

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