Hazelwood domestic dispute leads to stabbing, arrest

Here’s what officials are saying about an outer East Portland attack that sent a knife-wounded woman to the hospital …

Police close off a residential street, as they investigate a stabbing in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

A call to the 9-1-1 Center dispatched Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and emergency medical first responders on Monday, April 20, at 7:45 p.m., midblock on SE 129th Avenue, between Stark and Burnside Streets.

“When officers arrived, they found an adult female victim with a stab wound; she was transported to a hospital by ambulance,” recounted PPB Public Information Officer Nola Watts. “The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening; and, a suspect has been detained in this incident so there is no threat to the community.”

Officers secured the crime scene and members of the PPB Special Victims Unit (SVU) came to conduct an investigation of the attack.

Facing a felony charge of Assault in the Second Degree is 41 year-old Alfreda Renee Johnson. MCDC booking photo

It didn’t take long for officers to identify a suspect and arrest 41 year-old Alfreda Renee Johnson that evening. Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC), on April 21 at 2:00 a.m., on charges of Assault II, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

At her arraignment, the judge dropped Johnson’s Reckless Driving charge, but upheld the others. She remains lodged in MCDC in lieu of $255,000 combined bail.

“Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police,” Officer Watts told East Portland News. “If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may e an issue, help is available at Call to Safety, a helpline that provides providing access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources.”

To reach the Call to Safety 24-hour crisis line, call 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

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