2 arrested in April assault on Timbers fan

2 arrested in April assault on Timbers fan

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on August 29, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 11:39 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Two suspects were arrested by U.S. Marshals in California Wednesday in connection with an attack on a Portland Timbers fan in April, police said.

Jennifer Marques, 29 (pictured left), and Uriel Vargas, 21 (pictured right), were arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

Marques and Vargas will be extradited to Oregon.

It all started on April 14, when a Portland Timbers fan said he was attacked in his car by a group of San Jose Earthquakes fans before the match at Jeld-Wen field.

Background: San Jose fans condemn attack on Timbers fan

James Decker, 40, of Lake Oswego, told police he was in his car at West Burnside Street and Southwest 6th Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when he raised his Timbers Army scarf toward a group of San Jose fans.

A woman then reached through his car window, yelling at him and trying to grab his scarf. About a dozen men then ran towards the car. Some jumped on the hood, one punched him through the driver window and a second opened a passenger door and punched him.

Decker and officers searched the area but could not find any suspects.

Several witnesses corroborated the attack.

Marques faces charges including assault, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, harassment, and disorderly conduct.

Vargas faces criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct charges.

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