Suspects assault homeowner after BMW towed from Last Thurs.

Suspects assault homeowner after BMW towed from Last Thurs.

Suspects assault homeowner after BMW towed from Last Thurs.

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

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Posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 1 at 4:27 PM

PORTLAND – A homeowner jabbed a suspect in the arm with a drill who was assaulting him after the homeowner had the suspect’s car towed during “Last Thursday” in Northeast Portland, police said.

It all started after Dirk Tarman Jr. had a car towed that was blocking his driveway, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

Tarman told police that a week before he noticed a black BMW blocking his driveway on Northeast 18th Avenue, so he left a note asking the driver to not block his driveway.

Then about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night, the BMW was back blocking the driveway, so Tarman told police he had it towed.

Later that evening, 21-year-old Mitchell Asa (pictured left), came up to Tarman’s home, demanding to know where the car was, Simpson said.

As Tarman told Asa that he would need to talk to police to get information about the BMW, 24-year-old Marcus Forest-Cooper (pictured right) came up to the porch and began assaulting Tarman and moved into the home and continued the assault, Simpson said.

Tarman grabbed a cordless drill and hit Forest-Cooper in the arm, possibly with the bit. Then, Asa joined in assaulting him, Simpson said.

Simpson said Asa and Forest-Cooper, along with two other men, took off when police showed up.

Police found Forest-Cooper with an injured arm, treated him and arrested him. Asa was also located and arrested.

Both men were charged with burglary and assault and booked in the Multnomah County Jail.

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