Easter Sunday Assault after Church Service in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo)

April 21, 2014 11:35


On Sunday April 20, 2014, at 2:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Oliver Elementary School, located at 15840 Southeast Taylor Street, where the Life Restoration Church holds church service. Officers were responding to the report that two women had been involved in a fight and one of the women had been cut with a razor blade.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 32-year-old Anjeanette Marie Brown, suffering from a large cut on one of her arms and was missing one of her weaved hair braids.

Officers located the suspect at the school, 30-year-old Naomi Etta Perkins, and placed her under arrest.

Officers learned that Perkins and Brown, known to each other, had a dispute after church over a man known to both of them and that Perkins used a razor blade to cut one of Brown's braids off of her head. As the two struggled, Perkins cut Brown on one of her arms, causing a significant injury.

Brown was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to her non-life-threatening injury.

Perkins was arrested for Assault in the Third Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives believe some witnesses may have left the church without speaking with police. Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.



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