BEND, OR -- Two Bend men face several charges in connection with the Fourth of July assault of a Good Samaritan. The Deschutes County District Attorney says Stephen Davies (left) and Spencer Perez were in a car that nearly struck a disabled person on Northeast Kearney. The two got out and began insulting and harassing the person.
A group nearby watching fireworks saw the altercation, and The D.A. says one neighbor approached to help; he was violently assaulted by Davies and Perez. Brandon Deluca was punched repeatedly and shocked twice with a stun gun.
The two 24-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday. They're charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Stun Gun.
D.A. John Hummel says Deluca was assaulted because he intervened to help a person with a disability. He plans to ask the court to impose a punishment "appropriate for such a heartless and cowardly act." Perez is due in court Thursday and Davies will appear July 19.