It took no one by surprise that the defense had Portland wanna be Christmas Tree Bomber Mohamed Mohamud plead not guilty in Portland federal court and that his attorney contends that he was entrapped and guided through the crime he is accused of committing. The full story is in the Oregonian.
Lincoln County authorities have issued a news release that basically recounts what’s below. They reporting that the sheriff’s office and OSP responded to a report of a gun shot victim being taken to the Burnt Woods store with a self-inflicted bullet wound to his lower chest. A friend of family member drove him from Shot Pouch Road to Highway 20, and then toward Corvallis until an ambulance could intercept them. The man, whose name was not released, was loaded aboard the ambulance for a code three ride to the Corvallis Trauma Center at Samaritan.
It was reported that the man is 54 years of age and that he shot himself in the woods not far from his home. It was also reported that the wounding occurred at 4:30pm, nearly three hours from the time he was loaded aboard the ambulance outside the Blodgett Store.
Victim has been intercepted by Philomath ambulance at Blodgett Store. Will be taken directly to Samaratan Corvallis Hospital code 3.
Reports now say the victim, a 54 year old male, is being taken by private vehicle to a hospital in Corvallis although they will stop if an ambulance can intercept them. Reports say that the man walked off into the woods and shot himself at around 4:30pm off Shot Pouch Road.
Gunshot wound victim is in a silver Kia headed east to meet the closest ambulance. Unconfirmed reports continue to indicate the wound was self-inflicted. The weapon used is back at the house on Shot Pouch Road near Burnt Woods.
Authorities are racing to the Burnt Woods Store on Highway 20 about 35 miles east of Newport. Initial reports say the man’s wound is suspected self-inflicted. He is said to be in a silver or grey Kia SUV.
The Coast Guard and Newport Fire personnel responded to a report of a body washed up on the north side of Newport’s south jetty during the noon hour. The body was among large boulders about a third the way out.
The body was fully clothed. It was identified through a wallet and personal papers found on the body. Oregon State Police on scene said they don’t know about the circumstances surrounding how the body got there or whether anyone had been reported missing in the area. But they did say it was not that of Michael Myers of Portland who was recently swept away during heavy seas at the tip of the jetty several weeks ago. His wife’s body was retrieved that same day.
Another partial body was found several days ago south of Yachats. Identification of that body is still pending.
Oregon State Police are expected to release the name of the person whose body was found today off Newport’s south jetty after his relatives are notified.
For Immediate Release
November 28, 2010 FBI Portland
Contact: Beth Anne Steele
FBI Offers $10,000 Reward in Attack on Corvallis Mosque
FBI agents are investigating an apparent attack on the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center in Corvallis. The fire appears to have started sometime after midnight. There was fire and smoke damage to the office of the Islamic Center. The center is located at 610 NW Kings Boulevard in Corvallis. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible.
“We have made it quite clear that the FBI will not tolerate any kind of retribution or attack on the Muslim community,” said Arthur Balizan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “We are working very closely with the leadership at the mosque. We will find the person responsible for this attack and bring the full force of the federal justice system to bear. In the meantime, the FBI remains absolutely committed to protecting each and every American’s right to live, work, and worship in a free and safe society.”
A tipline has been established as (541) 766-6506. If no one picks up immediately, leave a message. As an alternate, you can call the FBI’s 24-hour number at (503) 224-4181. Tips can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FBI has partnered with the Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis Fire Department, and ATF to investigate this case. The investigation is ongoing, and there is no information to release concerning possible motives or suspects at this time.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud is quoted by FBI investigators that he believes living in the U.S. is a sin and that his family betrayed him by not allowing him to fly to Pakistan where he could join terrorists “in a holy war against American invaders.” Mohamud is due in federal court this afternoon at 1:30pm in Portland where he will face charges of conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. The full story is in the Oregonian. Click on link:
Search called off. Pickup locked up. Deputies have the keys. Some question whether a tow truck can actually extricate the vehicle.
Brown’s parents say he lives in Chitwood. Possibly in the trailer park there. So he probably knows the back roads very well. Due east of Elk City. Updike, Harlan Road area.
License plate comes back to a Joshua Brown, resident of Philomath. Officers have asked for a search dog.
Officers are searching for the pick-up driver off Harlan Road, about two miles southwest of Eddyville, in a long drainage that looks to be a favorite area for off road vehicles.
Deputy finds pickup. Parked. No one around. Ran off into the woods. During the high speed chase, the pick-up hit a deer.
A sheriff’s patrol deputy is in pursuit of a suspected drunk driver who led the deputy on an 80 mph chase on Highway 20 eastbound toward Eddyville. The chase is winding along Beaver Mountain road…the deputy pursing the pickup through the mountains southwest of Eddyville.
They think the fleeing pickup with pop out at Harlan Road. A Benton County Sheriff’s deputy is waiting for him if he pops out up there.