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Devante Santos, 26, stabbed someone he knew, but not a family member on Southeast 136th Avenue, Portland police say.

MCSO PHOTO - Devante SantosPortland Police Bureau assault detectives have arrested a man after officers responded to a report of a fight inside a townhouse in the Powellhurst-Gilbert area.

East Precinct officers responded to the 5300 block of Southeast 136th Avenue around 11:07 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, after receiving calls about a fight possibly involving a gun or a knife.

Officers say they heard the sounds of the altercation and then soon located two men "still physically fighting" in a stairwell when they arrived. It's unclear if a gun was ever used, but one man was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds, believed to be non-life-threatening wounds.

Police say Devante Georgio Santos, 26, stabbed someone he knew but not a direct family member. He faces charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree domestic violence assault.

The domestic violence charge allegedly involved a family member who was physically hurt. Police say more charges may be filed later.

Police say a knife was confiscated during the investigation.

Santos was charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at the Gateway Elks Lodge in 2018, but the district attorney dropped the charge, according to court docs.

Santos remains in the downtown jail at this time.


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