Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo)

December 09, 2019 12:07


A suspect is facing an assault charge after a stabbing left a victim with a non-life threatening cut to the hand.

On Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3:38 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 13500 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard. The victim walked into a convenience store after being cut on the hand. Officers arrived and placed a tourniquet on the injured arm while medical responders were enroute. The victim, an adult male, was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a non-life threatening injury.

Officers located a crime scene near some tents at Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. They located a suspect and took him into custody.

Assault detectives responded to assume the investigation. The suspect, James C. Smith, 33 (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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