PORTLAND, Ore. – A man who assaulted a woman Monday evening was captured and arrested after leading officers on a chase through a Northeast Portland neighborhood, police said.
Police responded to a reported disturbance between a man and a woman in the basement of a parking garage near the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street just before 7 p.m.
Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Sergio Jose Ramirez, was armed with a knife and he assaulted the woman. He ran from officers when they arrived.
The officers chased Ramirez on foot through several residences in the neighborhood before arresting him in an apartment.
Both Ramirez and the victim were taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to police.
Police said Ramirez is also the suspect in sexual assault of a 65-year-old woman early Monday morning. Ramirez allegedly broke into the woman's home, assaulted her and stole her car.
Mugshots: Sex assault suspect Sergio Martinez
Court documents say Martinez has a history of illegal entry into the United States. He has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a year and has been deported 20 times.