REDMOND, OR -- (12/29/17) Redmond Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a domestic assault suspect. Officers responded to the Sleep Inn on NW 6th Street, Tuesday, for a reported domestic violence incident involving a knife. Ivan Blu Harmon walked away from the hotel with a knife wound to his neck prior to police arrival.
Investigators say Harmon attacked a woman, strangling her "severely" and pulling out large clumps of her hair. She pulled a pocket knife out of Harmon's pocket and used it to stop the attack. After he was cut, witnesses say he attempted to prevent the woman from leaving the hotel room. Police say the victim was found suffering from other injuries caused by Harmon over the past several months.
Despite search efforts, 23-year-old Harmon was not found. A K9 tracked him to Northwest Canal Blvd, but lost the track near the Aspen Villa Apartments. He's about 5'7" tall, 150 pounds, with a large tattoo on his chest.
Harmon has multiple outstanding warrants, as well as probable cause to arrest him for Tuesday's attack. Anyone with information on his current location is asked to call Redmond PD at 541-504-3400, non emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 or 911.
UPDATE: (12/30/17) Redmond Police arrested Ivan Blu Harmon just before 10 p.m. Friday. Investigators say his capture was the result of citizen tips. RPD's Street Crimes Unit, Central Oregon CERT Team members and a K9 unit contacted and arrested Harmon near the Crook/Deschutes County line in the area of NE O'Neil Highway. They say the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released.
Top- Harmon from Facebook
Above- Previous mug shot (July 2017)
Left- Most recent booking photo (Dec. 30, 2017)