It’s been about 4 months since Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, 47, was shot in the head and left for dead.
The suspect, Dirk White, was spotted by federal authorities on the evening of April 5th headed westbound on Interstate 80, just was of Des Moines, Iowa.
Eric Wahlstrom, U.S. Marshals’ supervisory deputy for Oregon, said a motorist called 911 after seeing a driver fire a weapon through the open window of his car.
The Iowa State Patrol was able to match the license with the vehicle White was last seen driving.
“So far, we have nothing to point us to where Dick White is,” Wahlstrom said. “But this is a pretty good clue for us.
According to FOX 12 news, at the time of the shooting, there was an active warrant out for White’s arrest on a weapon’s charge.
Authorities say that on February 6, Waxenfelter pulled over a white pickup driven by Dirck White, 41, for not having a license plate.
White allegedly shot Waxenfelter in the head and drove over his body as he fled the scene.
White was a driver for O’Malley Brothers Trucking. He was hauling a load of wood at the time of the murder.
A short time after the incident, White returned to O’Malley Brothers’, dropped off the pickup, jumped into his own vehicle and drove away.
In addition, White is a suspect and is wanted for questioning in a case involving the rape of a child.
A $16,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest in the case.
White may be driving a 2004 silver four-door Mercedes Benz with Washington plates: ANB 7070.
White is a 6′ tall, 190 pound Hispanic male. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Authorities say White should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 immediately, and tips can be submitted to 503-723-4949.
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