MADRAS, OR -- A Madras man is recovering from an assault that occurred Saturday afternoon. The 46-year-old was found near 11th and 'C' streets, at about 4:30 p.m., with multiple stab wounds. He was airlifted to OHSU in Portland, currently listed in critical condition.
Madras Police identified one suspect as 27-year-old Devonne Rhoan (right), and obtained a description for a second suspect. Just after 6 p.m., dispatch received a report of two people trying to get into a car near the Texaco at 4th and 'D' streets. Responding officers realized the two men matched the description of the stabbing suspects and tried to place them under arrest. Authorities say the suspects initially refused to comply with police commands and were tased by officers. Rhoan was arrested, along with 44-year-old Gabriel George (left).
The two men are charged with Attempted Murder, Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing, relating to the assault. They're also accused of Criminal Mischief I, Attempted Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempted Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest and Interfering with a Police Officer.
Madras PD are investigating a possible tie between Saturday's assault and one reported on December 16. Anyone with information in either case is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-475-2201.