Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help in finding murder suspect

Mountaindale – A suspect has been identified in the fatal shooting of Michael Zven Arch (also known as Reiner Ralph Schmolling, Jr.) near Mountaindale on September 19.

Deputies say the suspect, 38-year-old Chad Brandon Pitcher should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

As reported by the Oregonian/OregonLive’s Everton Bailey Jr., Pitcher has a long criminal history, as did Arch.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information regarding Pitcher’s location call the non-emergency dispatch line at 503-629-0111.

Sources and more information:

Previous article regarding the fatal shooting near Mountaindale
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Media Release (PDF)
Oregonian article regarding Chad Brandon Pitcher


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