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BEND, OR -- A Portland man faces assault charges after several altercations in northeast Bend. Witnesses reported a man involved in two separate incidents near NE Third and Penn Ave., at about 2:20 p.m. He's accused of assaulting a man and a woman, then left the area.

 

One person saw the suspect enter Albertsons. Police found 33-year-old Veikoso Moala walking through the store and tried to take him into custody. He initially refused to comply; but after a brief struggle, Moala was arrested. Two officers were treated at the scene for injuries sustained during the arrest.

 

Moala is charged with two counts of Assault on a Public Safety Officer, two counts of Assault IV, two counts of Resisting Arrest, three counts of Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with a Police Officer. 

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