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Two Self-proclaimed Skinheads Arrested for assault

September 22, 2003 00:00


On Sunday, September 21, 2003, Portland Police arrested 20-year-old Bryce Ray Woods and 23-year-old Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh on assault, weapons and intimidation charges after the two self-described Skinheads attacked an African American male and threatened another. The investigation began on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at about 1:20 a.m., after a security guard saw Woods and Mothersbaugh arguing with the first African American victim near Northwest Broadway Boulevard and Northwest Couch Street. The security guard broke up the argument and a short time later the African American was stabbed in the back. The suspects, who fled the area, contacted the second victim, and threatened him with a handgun.

Detectives responded to the scene and linked the two crimes after learning that a security camera captured the second crime. The suspects were arrested and transported to the Detective Division where they were interviewed. The suspects identified themselves as Skinheads and detectives believe the attacks were racially motivated. Both suspects were been booked into the Justice Center Jail and are scheduled for arraignment on Monday, September 22, 2003. Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Don Rees has been assigned to prosecute the suspects.

Detectives are to looking for additional witnesses in these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brian Gross at (503) 823-0757.

This investigation is continuing.


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