Newberg man arrested for assault at mill
A 26-year-old Newberg man was arrested Monday afternoon and taken to the Yamhill County jail to potentially face charges for attempted murder and first-degree assault, according to police reports.
The man, Matthew Nathaniel Lindsey, of 1210 S. College St., allegedly assaulted a woman on the grounds of the WestRock mill, 1301 Wynooski St., and she incurred wounds from an "edged blade" earlier that morning, according to a press release from the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.
The woman, who was not identified, was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital in Portland as a precaution, but the release indicated her wounds were not considered life threatening.
Police learned of the incident when private security, in charge of patrolling the vacant mill, called at 7:40 a.m. Monday to report an assault in progress
While the suspect fled the area when private security arrived, responding police learned the suspect's name from the victim.
Authorities did not initially release further details about the assault, but noted that the victim and the suspect were acquainted with one another and that the victim is cooperating with police.
The sheriff's office reportedly called in a number of other agencies to track down Lindsey, including its own marine patrol, a Clackamas County helicopter, K-9 units from Newberg-Dundee and Beaverton police departments and other assistance from the Oregon State Police and the McMinnville Police Department.
They found and arrested Lindsey at about 12:50 p.m. in the 500 block of First Street. The investigation continues.
An arrest log from the sheriff's office shows Lindsay is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and first-degree assault with a preliminary bail amount of $150,000.