BEND, OR -- Just after midnight Saturday, Bend Police discovered a Central Oregon Community College student in a campus hallway with multiple stab wounds. 18-year old James Briles was rushed to St. Charles Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Briles' roommate, 22-year old Eric Norgaard was arrested in connection with the assault.
Bend Police believe Norgaard stabbed Briles with a knife at the Juniper Residence Hall, in a reportedly unprovoked attack.
Norgaard is currently being held at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree assault.
Briles is a freshman forestry major at COCC. Norgaard has been enrolled at both COCC and OSU-Cascades for nearly a year.