Alleged 7-11 hammer attacker charged with attempted murder
The man who allegedly attacked a stranger with a hammer at a Gresham 7-11 store last month has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with the alleged assault.
Jonathan Jones, 39, was indicted on two counts of attempted murder, first degree assault, two counts of an unlawful use of a weapon and interfering with a peace officer.
Jones is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland.
Jones allegedly attacked a stranger, Paul Dovgan, who had stopped at the 7-11 convenience store at 1430 N.E. 181st Ave., in Gresham, to get coffee before work. Dovgan, a father of four, was hospitalized with serious head injuries.
Jones will have a case management hearing on Sept. 9, but it will be attended only by his attorney, public defender Dylan Potter. Potter declined to comment on the case.
It's not the first time Jones allegedly used a hammer in an attack. Jones was convicted of assault and unlawful use of a weapon in 2011 after hitting a stranger in the head with a hammer in a Walmart parking lot.
Friends of the Dovgan family have started a gofundme page to help with expenses as Paul Dovgan is out of work recuperating.
KOIN 6, a news partner of The Outlook, contributed to this story.
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