PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Detectives confirm a 39-year-old man has been arrested on allegations that he tampered with a witness who testified before a grand jury hearing evidence in the city’s first murder investigation for 2015.
Lloyd Wilson was arrested Friday morning in Gladstone by members of the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail.
Police said Wilson tried to make Deshawn Clay offer false testimony or withhold information that would be used in the investigation into the death of Randy Alexander Williams. Court documents filed earlier this year show Clay testified before the grand jury investigating Williams’ death.
Williams was found dead Jan. 8 at an apartment complex in Southeast Portland. Michael Aaron-Wyatt Mininger, 22, was arrested Jan. 15 and later charged with murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Court records show Mininger is scheduled to change his plea in the murder case Monday. Details of the plea deal have not been released. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the case, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Wilson was booked into the Multnonah County Detention Center on a grand jury indictment issued earlier this week. He is charged with three counts of witness tampering. His bail has been set at $300,000.