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Attempted Murder

Posted on 14th May 2013 at 16:09

A convicted sex offender from the Scappoose area is behind bars once again, after he allegedly tried to run a woman down late Sunday night. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says that Micah Leroy Bills, 32, was arrested late on Sunday night, after witnesses reported seeing him hit a woman with his car, then drive away. The woman was taken to a hospital in Portland, and authorities say that she is expected to survive. Her name is not being released at this time. Authorities say that the woman had met Bills earlier in the day, while fishing in the Scappoose Dike area. They say that the woman was not previously acquainted with Bills. Other details in the case are not being released at this time, but they do say Bills is being charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, attempted assault, attempted rape, coercion, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and cocaine possession. It’s noted that Bills has a 2007 conviction for first-degree sexual abuse.