Portland man faces felonies after stabbing another man in Oregon
Inflicting harm on another person is a serious crime. Because public safety is a priority, Oregon state laws provide harsh sentences to those who are convicted of harming others.
Recently, Gresham police arrested a 26-year-old Portland man after he allegedly attacked and attempted to kill another man at an apartment complex. Apparently, the suspect went to his ex-girlfriend's house in Northeast Linden Avenue and stabbed a 28-year-old man twice in the back. The victim was taken to a hospital after sustaining serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect had already left the area when authorities arrived but found him a few minutes later. Police charged him with multiple felonies, including first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. They set his bail at $500,000. Police do not believe that the incident is gang-related, and are asking for witnesses to come forward.
In Oregon, assault and attempted murder are serious violent crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences. If convicted, the defendant is likely to stay behind bars for years and pay up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Aside from the emotional stress that criminal charges can cause, a criminal trial can profoundly affect a person's reputation.
Considering the seriousness of the charges and convictions, an aggressive defense is necessary to protect the defendant. In this case, it is not clear what could have motivated the attack. The testimonies of other witnesses and other substantive evidence are important to validate the claims of the prosecution. The accused may seek the help of an attorney to study the case and find the best possible strategy.