Woodburn man arrested for Salem knife attack pleads guilty
A Woodburn man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault following the stabbing of a Salem man.
David Ashley Moore, 30, pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 3. Another charge of unlawful use of a weapon was dismissed.
Moore was arrested Aug. 2 for stabbing 21-year-old Samuel Fry, according to Marion County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Ethan Griffith.
Deputy Mark Rettig found Fry bleeding severely when he responded to the scene at the 300 block of Lancaster Drive Northeast in Salem. Fry had a deep stab wound in the right arm between his wrist and elbow. Rettig fashioned a tourniquet to slow Fry's bleeding, saving his life, Griffith said. Rettig is trained and certified as an EMT and firefighter. Fry was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition.
Moore fled the scene but was tracked down by a MCSO K-9 and arrested without incident a few blocks away.
Moore has two prior cases from this year open against him, according to court documents: a case from January charged Moore with fourth-degree assault and related counts of harassment and disorderly conduct, and a case from March charges Moore with DUII and reckless driving.