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News Release
Albany Man Arrested for Attempted Murder -- Albany Police Case # 20-6157 - 08/31/20

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 7:42 a.m., Albany Police were notified via 911 of a stabbing that occurred at 777 College Park Drive SW, Albany.  The person reporting was 29-year old Danielle Clifford of Albany.  Danielle Clifford reported that her estranged husband, Jace Randall Clifford, had stabbed another male and then  retreated into his apartment on College Park Drive. 

Albany Police arrived on scene to find the victim, 34-year old Zachary Seufert of Albany, bleeding from multiple lacerations and stab wounds to his face, chest and back. Albany Fire Department personnel responded and  transported Seufert to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Albany Police learned that Seufert had driven Danielle Clifford to her estranged husband’s apartment so she could pick up her car.  Seufert told Albany Police that Jace Clifford approached him at his vehicle and stabbed him in the torso with a knife.  Seufert was able to fight back, but not after suffering multiple stab wounds and lacerations trying to defend himself. 

Jace Clifford retreated into his apartment before police arrived.  At 8:05 a.m., 31-year old Jace Randall Clifford exited his apartment and was detained without further incident.  Jace Clifford was later arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
     
    Albany Police Detectives are continuing with the investigation and no other information is available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Department, 541-917-7680.
     
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