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Deputies arrest man linked to holiday stabbing


Diubel Navarro-Gonzalez held after assault in Aloha

Washington County deputies arrest a man early Christmas morning who they believe stabbed an Aloha man with a knife. The suspect was captured as he was reportedly attempting to flee the area.

At about 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to the 3900 block of Southwest Pinewood Way in Aloha to investigate an assault.

A woman reportedly told officials that her boyfriend had stabbed her 40-year-old ex-husband in her residence, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

Deputies were told her boyfriend, 31-year-old Diubel Navarro-Gonzalez of Portland, drove away from the scene in a white Ford Explorer.

Multiple deputies responded to the residence as others attempted to locate Navarro-Gonzalez. A deputy spotted the Explorer driven by Navarro-Gonzalez as it was travelling eastbound through Beaverton. Sheriff's deputies, assisted by Beaverton police officers, were able to apprehend Navarro-Gonzalez and take him into custody without further incident, Ray said.

"Sheriff's deputies found a significant amount of evidence in the vehicle to connect Mr. Navarro-Gonzalez to the stabbing," Ray added. "The victim was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition, suffering from multiple upper-body injuries."

Washington County Violent Crimes detectives are assisting with the investigation.

"It is believed that the two men were at the house for a holiday celebration when an argument broke out prior to the stabbing," Ray said.

Navarro-Gonzalez was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of second-degree felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He is held on $250,000 bail.

Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues, Ray said.

Navarro-Gonzalez will appear in court Thursday afternoon in the Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center.