Suspect arrested in SE Portland stabbings

Suspect arrested in SE Portland stabbings

Suspect arrested in SE Portland stabbings

Print
Email
|

by KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 9:33 AM

PORTLAND – A man was arrested for stabbing two people at a small cocktail party in Southeast Portland Saturday, police said.

Just after 5 a.m., a 28-year-old man and his 30-year-old friend were stabbed at their home in the 1400 block of Southeast Division Street, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

The victims were reportedly among a group of people at a small party. The suspect, James Spencer Hill Jr., then came in and joined them to have cocktails, Simpson said.

After the party ended, Hill allegedly got upset and stabbed the two victims before he took off on a bicycle.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, Simpson said.

Police and a K-9 searched the Ladd’s Addition area, where the party took place, but could not find Hill. They eventually found him near Southeast Morrison Street and Water Avenue, and he was arrested just after 10 a.m.

He was jailed on charges of assault, criminal mischief and unlawful use of a weapon.

Print
Email
|