Wilsonville man charged with attempted murder
Two men are facing felony charges over an alleged home invasion that turned violent in the Garden Home area.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, to a reported shooting at an apartment complex in the 9100 block of Southwest Oleson Road, just north of the Washington Square area.
According to the Sheriff's Office, detectives learned that two men had broken into the victim's apartment, and one of them — identified as Levi Dakota Garey, 26 — sprayed him with bear mace, pistol-whipped him, and shot him through both legs before the suspects left the scene.
Deputies discovered the injured man inside his apartment and provided medical attention until Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Metro West Ambulance crews arrived.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was said to be in stable condition as of Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Garey and the other suspect, 42-year-old Joseph Andrew Mathews, were arrested at an apartment complex in Wilsonville on Monday, Aug. 29, the Sheriff's Office said.
Garey was arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court on Tuesday. He faces charges of attempted murder, first- and third-degree assault, third-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.
Mathews faces charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.
Both men have a criminal history in Oregon, although no convictions that rise to the level of Sunday's alleged break-in and shooting.
Garey pleaded guilty to theft charges in 2017 and 2019, and he was already facing trial for weapon charges stemming from a 2021 arrest, records show.
Mathews was also arrested on weapons charges in 2021 and is pending trial. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2009, as well as to a hit-and-run crash in 2018, according to court records.
Court records indicate both Garey and Mathews are Wilsonville residents.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, which provides police services in Wilsonville, assisted Washington County authorities in making the arrests.
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