BEAVERTON, Ore. – Deputies are asking for the public’s help with finding a Portland man who they say is wanted for attempted murder. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Cory Bedford, 28, is known to be driving a lifted, white 2006 Ford F-250 crew-cab truck with Oregon license plate 161HTR.
Anyone with information about Bedford’s whereabouts is asked to call 503-629-0111 or call 911 if you see him.
Bedford’s younger brother, 19-year-old Chase Bedford, was arrested early Friday morning after authorities served a search warrant at his and Cory’s home on Northwest 143rd Avenue. Chase was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and assault. He is being held on $250,000 bail at the Washington County Jail.
The brothers are suspected of trying to kill two men on the night of Oct. 4. An investigation began when deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were called to Northwest 167th Avenue and Bronson Road on a report of gunshots.
Deputies arrived and found two men with non-life-threatening injuries inside a severely damaged vehicle.
Deputies learned the injured men had been in altercation with two men, believed to be the Bedford brothers, at a nearby location. The victims then fled in a vehicle and were pursued by the brothers, who fired multiple rounds into their sedan, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. No one was hit by the gunfire.
The chase ended in a neighborhood cul-de-sac near 167th Avenue and Bronson Road, where the victims were attacked and stabbed multiple times, and the Bedford brothers fled, the sheriff’s office said. That’s when responding deputies arrived and the victims were taken to the hospital.