Reward upped in weightmaster murder

Dirck Morgan White, 41, (side by side photos) is the suspect in the shooting death of a Clackamas County weightmaster, Feb. 6, 2014 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office photos)
Dirck Morgan White, 41, (side by side photos) is the suspect in the shooting death of a Clackamas County weightmaster, Feb. 6, 2014 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office photos)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A $7,500 reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest of the truck driver suspected of shooting to death a Clackamas County weightmaster along Highway 224 near Boring last week.

US Marshals and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for Dirck White. The 41-year-old from Edgewood, Washington is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

The weightmaster, Grady Waxenfelter, pulled over a truck in the area of Southeast Amisigger Road and Highway 224 because it did not have a license plate. He was shot almost immediately by the driver, suspected to be White.

A witness, Elias Duhrkoop, told KOIN 6 News he was running errands and saw a man laying in the road. He stopped and tried to help, but said the county employee was already dead.

“The victim was gone. The victim was lifeless,” Duhrkoop said. He called 911 immediately.

At the time of the murder, White was a delivery driver for O’Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada. Investigators said the business has been very cooperative with the investigation.

Waxenfelter’s funeral is set for Saturday.

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