Happy Valley, Ore. – In the early morning on Saturday, April 14, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday’s nail-gun attack.

Jesus Ascencio Molina
Jesus Ascencio Molina

Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, Deputies contracted to the Happy Valley Police Department responded to assault at a house under construction on SE Tranquil St., near SE Morning Dew Rd. in Happy Valley.

One male construction worker was reportedly assaulted by Jesus Ascencio Molina with a pneumatic framing nail gun. The victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital. Jesus Ascencio Molina fled the scene on foot

Detectives from Happy Valley PD and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene. Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Jesus Ascencio Molina.

The suspect and victim know each other.

Molina is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on one charge of Assault I and one change of Attempted Murder. His bail is set at $250,000.