Downtown Portland Skateboard Assault Suspect Arrested in California

Downtown Portland Skateboard Assault Suspect Arrested in California

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October 18, 2013 20:01


18-year-old Daniel Delbert Dorson, wanted for assault in connection with a July attack on a 70-year-old man, was arrested yesterday in Humboldt County, California.

This investigation began on Monday July 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an assault outside the Portland Outdoor Store.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 70-year-old Larry Allen, suffering from a head injury. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses told police that a large group of transient "street kids" were involved in the assault of the man, an employee of the Portland Outdoor Store. Witnesses told police the victim was hosing off the sidewalk when he was attacked.

Assault detectives followed leads in this case which have identified Daniel Dorson as the suspect with the skateboard.

Dorson was booked into the Humboldt County Jail in Eureka, California where he will await extradition to Oregon.



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