Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for machete attack near Gladstone

Crash scene photo near Gladstone, jail booking photo of Timothy Crawford and machete seized as evidence (Photos provided by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for a machete attack near Gladstone was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Timothy Crawford, 24, was arrested in April and pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary June 27.

The case began with reports of a possible shooting and two men running from a crash scene. Deputies arrived at Southeast Rose Street and Jennings Avenue and found a man bleeding profusely from his head, with another serious injury to his hand.

Investigators determined that man had crashed his car through a fence and into a tree in a yard on the 18000 block of Rose Street. He then got out of his car and ran several blocks.

A suspect, identified as 24-year-old Timothy D. Crawford, was found several blocks north of the crash scene. Deputies said Crawford was carrying a .45 caliber handgun, but he did not shoot the victim.

Instead, detectives said Crawford attacked the man with a machete. The machete was found by deputies in the area.

Deputies said the machete attack occurred at a home on the 18000 block of Southeast Rose Street prior to the crash.

Crawford, identified as a transient, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison Wednesday, along with three years post-prison supervision.

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