deshaun swanger

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 24-year-old Deshaun Swanger in the gas attack on a man in a Denny’s Restaurant in Happy Valley.

A former roommate of Swanger identified him for investigators. Swanger has a history of drug and burglary arrests. He lived in a nearby transitional house.

Swanger was arrested and booked at the Clackamas County Jail for Attempted Murder. He is currently being held without bail. Swanger's booking photo is attached. 

The victim, 69-year-old Scott Ranstrom, remains in critical condition with burns to his face and body.

Ranstrom was sitting in the restaurant when Swanger allegedly sat down in the next booth, pour gas on him and set him on fire.

Investigators are trying to determine whether Swanger is also the suspect in a similar incident at the Clackamas Town Center theater.