CCSO: Gresham man stabs woman, then barricades home
A SWAT team responded to a Happy Valley home after a man reportedly stabbed a woman inside the residence and then barricaded himself inside.
Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded to Southeast 162nd Avenue at Misty Drive around 11:05 a.m. after multiple 9-1-1 calls came in on Monday, June 17.
The callers told authorities several people inside the house had fled, but the alleged perpetrator was alone inside.
Officers arrived and staged for a medical response. The house was barricaded and deputies learned that while there were no firearms inside the home, the man inside still had a knife.
The man was later identified as Alain Rafael Rodriguez-Francis, a 44-year-old Gresham resident.
"There were also reportedly aggressive Rottweiler dogs in the home," according to a news release. "Witnesses told deputies that the suspect had also stabbed himself."
After gathering at Happy Valley City Hall, a four-man SWAT team with a K9 officer entered a side door, and soon found Rodriguez-Francis lying on a bed, with a self-inflicted stab wound to his arm. Police say he was "breathing but not otherwise moving."
A 35-year-old woman — later identified as Rodriguez-Francis's ex-girlfriend — was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of cuts and stab wounds to her neck and hands. She has since left the hospital.
Rodriguez-Francis was taken to a hospital for treatment. He has since been released and charged with attempted murder, and on a count of failing to appear in court regarding a different case of unauthorized use of a vehicle and failing to appear for possessing a stolen vehicle.
He is currently being held without bail at the Clackamas County jail. The local DA's office is also investigating the incident as domestic violence.
Anyone with information is asked to click here or call 503-723-4949 and reference CCSO case 19-0014060. Police urged anyone impacted by domestic violence to contact A Safe Place Family Justice Center or Clackamas Women's Services at asafeplacefjc.org or cwsor.org; 24-hour crisis line: 503-654-2288.