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Gresham Police Search For Suspect Allegedly Involved In 7-Eleven Hammer Attack

GRESHAM, Ore. –  Gresham Police on Friday asked for help to find 39-year-old Jonathan Jones of Portland.

Jones is accused of assaulting someone with a hammer at the Gresham 7-11 on NE 181st Avenue.

The victim suffered serious injuries and is in the hospital.

It’s not believed the two knew each other.

Here’s the police press release:

 

Suspect vehicle

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in an assault with a hammer. The assault occurred just after 5:00 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 1430 NE 181st Ave. in Gresham.

The victim in the assault was transported to a local hospital and is receiving treatment for serious head injuries. There is no known connection or relationship between the suspect and victim in this case. The victim’s information is not being released at this time.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Jonathan Jones of Portland. Mr. Jones is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 235 lbs. He has short dark hair and brown eyes. Mr. Jones has connections in the Gresham, Portland and Vancouver areas. Mr. Jones is considered armed and a public safety risk.

Mr. Jones drives a 2014 tan Jeep Cherokee with Oregon license plate 006LLC.

As we continue to follow up on leads, we are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who knows of Jones’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency number at 503-823-3333. If you see Jones or his vehicle, please call 911.


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