Portland man arrested after Christmas-day knife assault
Washington County Deputies have arrested a Portland man whom they believe stabbed an Aloha man with a knife shortly after midnight on Christmas Day.
On Dec. 25, at about 12:25 a.m., deputies were called to the 3900 block of Pinewood Way in Aloha after a woman reported that her boyfriend had stabbed her 40-year-old ex-husband in her home. The boyfriend, Diubel Navarro-Gonzalez, 31, of Portland, fled the scene in a white Ford Explorer.
Multiple Sheriff's Deputies converged to the residence as others attempted to locate Navarro-Gonzalez. As deputies were at the residence, another deputy located the Explorer driven by Navarro-Gonzalez traveling eastbound through the city of Beaverton. Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Beaverton Police, were able to stop Navarro-Gonzalez and take him into custody without further incident.
Sheriff's Deputies found a significant amount of evidence in the vehicle to connect Navarro-Gonzalez to the stabbing. 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 began 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.
Navarro-Gonzalez was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with
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.