1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 13, 2002 00:00
The incident occurred on August 16, 2002, when the victim was riding on a TriMet bus en route to the Milwaukie area. The victim struck up a conversation with Jefferson. During the conversation, Jefferson took offense to some hand gestures the victim was making and struck him approximately 10 times with a closed fist. The victim was unconscious after the first few blows and suffered a broken jaw and other head injuries. A witness overheard the suspect use a racial epithet during the course of the assault.
Jefferson was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Facility.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Brian Grose at 503-823-0897.
Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman