Happy Valley doctor arrested on assault charges
Happy Valley resident and Kaiser Permanente Dr. Jonathan Patrick Wiebe was arrested this month on various domestic violence charges.
Wiebe, 38, turned himself in at 6:56 a.m. on Oct. 1, and later that morning posted $1,000 in bail money to be released from Clackamas County Jail at 11:40 a.m. He has been practicing medicine at Kaiser's Rockwood office on Southeast Stark Street in Gresham.
Informed of the charges, Kaiser Permanente spokesman Michael G. Foley confirmed that Wiebe is a physician at Kaiser.
"I cannot provide any additional information at this time," Foley said.
The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office has charged Wiebe with strangulation, menacing, harassment and fourth-degree assault. All the charges are related to a July 30, 2018, incident. The DA's office wrote that the 2018 incident wasn't the first time that Wiebe had allegedly committed violence, but it was the first reported incident in Clackamas County.
Deputy District Attorney Adrienne A. Chin-Perez wrote in a sworn statement for Wiebe's arrest that the 6-foot, 220-pound Wiebe pinned the victim down, "put his hands around (the victim's) neck and began applying pressure. The victim was unable to breathe," and feared losing consciousness.
On the day after the alleged assault, the victim went on a pre-planned trip to California. The victim went to a hospital and told a nurse that the neck bruises were the result of strangulation by Wiebe.
According to Wiebe's personal statement on the Kaiser website, he was born and raised in Portland and attended the University of Oregon for his pre-medical studies. According to state officials, he has had an active license to practice medicine in Oregon since 2015, having earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in Los Angeles.
A hearing is scheduled on Wiebe's case for Nov. 15.
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