Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. is wanted for his alleged involvement in a series of crimes which occurred on September 5, 2004, in Umatilla, Oregon. On that date, Rodriguez and two accomplices who have since been arrested, attacked a man on a road that runs near Interstate 84. Rodriguez allegedly shot the man in the face and, when the man tried to flee, Rodriguez allegedly shot at him again, but missed. As the victim fled towards the Interstate, Rodriguez and one of the accomplices caught the victim and allegedly dragged him closer to the Interstate. Rodriguez then allegedly stabbed the victim in the throat. As the victim tried to flee the scene one last time, he was struck by a passing vehicle and died at the scene.
On September 15, 2004, the Umatilla County Circuit Court indicted Rodriguez on one count each of Murder, Attempted Aggravated Murder, Manslaughter in the First Degree, Attempted Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm, and Assault in the Second Degree. A federal arrest warrant charging Rodriguez with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued in the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, on August 16, 2005.
Rodriguez is bilingual in both Spanish and English. He may have traveled to Tijuana, Mexico; Southern California, specifically the San Diego area; or Yakima, Washington.