UPDATE - ARREST: Portland Police Investigating an Assault and Stabbing in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood

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May 23, 2013 07:50


23-year-old James Lee Moultrie was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Rape in the First Degree and Sodomy in the First Degree.

Investigators learned that during this attack, Moultrie sexually assaulted his wife.

Moultrie will be arraigned later today.



On Wednesday May 22, 2013, at approximately 4:00 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Parkway Gardens Apartments, located at 14202 Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived and located the female adult victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers leaned that the suspect in the stabbing was the estranged husband of the victim's roommate.

Officers learned that the suspect came over to the apartment and assaulted his wife then stabbed the victim while she tried to intervene.

The suspect fled the location but was later located and arrested by East Precinct officers.

Assault detectives are continuing the investigation.



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