Raw: Lake O murder suspect taken down at Corvallis motel

Credit: Corvallis Super 8

Raw: Lake O murder suspect taken down at Corvallis motel

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:25 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The arrest at gunpoint of the suspect in a violent Lake Oswego murder was captured on a motel surveillance camera Saturday.

Erik Meiser, 37, was wanted for the murder last Monday of 57-year-old Fritz Hayes. He faces several charges, including robbery, burglary and aggravated murder, which carries a potential death penalty.

More: Read court documents (.pdf)

Tips from the public helped police track Meiser to Corvallis, where he was arrested at gunpoint just after 2 p.m. Saturday outside the Super 8 Motel at 407 2nd Street, according to officers.

The manager of the Super 8 Motel told KGW Meiser stayed there Friday and was trying to check in again on Saturday, under a fake name, but was turned away. 

The officers swarmed Meiser outside a short time later, and it was all caught on the motel's surveillance video, which the manager shared with KGW.

Meiser was later transferred to the Clackamas County Jail, where he has been placed on suicide watch.

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