PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Prineville transient is accused of assaulting an acquaintance, late Tuesday night. The victim was seriously injured at a home on SE Melrose Drive, when he was struck in the head with a tire iron.
Investigators say 44-year-old Mike Ford left the scene on foot. Police arrested him Wednesday at Redemption House, a Prineville homeless shelter. Ford is charged with Assault, Criminal Trespass and Strangulation.