122nd Ave. argument leads to stabbing, arrest

Here’s why officials say what started out as a disagreement in outer East Portland, led to a man being jailed on a felony charge …

Police cordon off this area along the street, in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, while they investigate a stabbing incident.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

While many motorists and transit riders were on their way home on November 1, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers were called to SE 122nd Avenue, between Kelly Street and Powell Boulevard, at about 5:30 p.m. on a report of a person with stab wounds.

“Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believe the victim and suspect were arguing prior to the stabbing,” confirmed PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Burley.

The stabbing victim on the gurney is about to be taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment.

An adult male, with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening stab wound, was stabilized by medical responders and then taken by ambulance to an area hospital, Burley added.

“The bureau’s Detective Division’s Assault Detail responded and assisted with the investigation, along with criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division,” he said.

Now facing two felony charges stemming from this incident is 44-year-old Chad Michael Robinson. MCDC booking photo

Taken into custody was 44-year-old Chad Michael Robinson, who was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 9:10 p.m. that evening on the charge of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony.

At his arraignment in Multnomah County Court the following day, Robinson was additionally charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class C Felony. He remains in custody at Inverness Jail in lieu of $255,000 combined bail.

© 2017 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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