Man arrested for attempted murder

By on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

UMATILLA – Law enforcement from the U.S. Marshals Service, Oregon State Police, and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Alexis Aviles Escobar, 20, of Umatilla for multiple charges including second-degree attempted murder. The arrest took place Wednesday at Beach Access Road.

Aviles Escobar is also charged with first-degree attempted assault, attempted unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief (vandalism), and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was being held on no bail at Umatilla County Jail at last report.

Oregon State Police Lt. Karl Farber said it’s a case from two years ago with the original report being filed by an OSP trooper. He said it was related to a drive-by shooting in which no one was hit.

A secret indictment was issued for the arrest and the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive team located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. OSP did not specify whether it was a state or federal indictment. Because it is likely that more charges are pending, no further information will be released at this time.