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by: CONTRIBUTED: MULTNOMAH COUNTY - Naomi Etta PerkinsThe Portland Police Bureau reported that at 2:42 p.m. Sunday April 20, East Precinct officers responded to Oliver Elementary School at 15840 Southeast Taylor St., where the Life Restoration Church holds church services, to a report that two women had been involved in a fight. One of the women had been cut with a razor blade.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 32-year-old victim, who had a large cut on one of her arms and was missing one of her weaved hair braids. Officers located the suspect at the school, 30-year-old Naomi Etta Perkins, and placed her under arrest.

Perkins and the victim were known to each other, and had a dispute after church over a man known to both of them, according to Portland police. Perkins allegedly used a razor blade to cut one of the victim's braids off of her head. As the two struggled, Perkins cut the other woman on one of her arms, causing “a significant injury.” The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to her non-life-threatening injury.

Perkins was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Multnomah County jail.

Detectives believe some witnesses may have left the church without speaking with police. Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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