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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.

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