Portland Police Arrest Man for Assault and Kidnapping in the King Neighborhood

May 15, 2013 12:40

  

On Tuesday May 14, 2013, at approximately 2:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Going Street on the report of a male and female screaming on the street. As officers were en route to the call, additional information was broadcast that the male had been stabbed in the shoulder.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the victim, 24-year-old Julian Freas, who was suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. Freas provided some basic information to police about what occurred and then was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers spoke with the female, 24-year-old Kristen Cihak, who told police that she and her friend Freas parked her car at her apartment building on Northeast Going Street and got out of the car. The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Dushon Harris, approached them and grabbed Cihak and held a knife to her throat then ordered Freas near them and held a second knife to his throat.

Cihak told police that Harris held them at knife point for approximately 20-30 minutes and made several references to sexually assaulting Cihak.

At some point, Harris was holding a knife to Freas' chest and punctures him. Freas began to fight back and told Cihak to run. During the fight, Freas is stabbed in the shoulder. Harris then ran from the scene.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., Harris approached officers at the crime scene and began talking to police. Cihak, who was still at the crime scene, told police that Harris was the person who stabbed her friend and held her at knifepoint.

Officers placed Harris into custody and transported him to be interviewed by Assault detectives.

Detectives booked Harris into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree and Attempted Rape in the First Degree. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Paul Dolbey at (503) 823-0451 or Paul.Dolbey@PortlandOregon.gov

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