A 23-year-old man was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday, June 9, in connection with a fight on Wednesday, June 6 on Southwest 18th Avenue, where he struck one of two officers on scene, Portland police said.
Jeremy C. Ross, has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct in the second degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree, assault on a public safety officer, attempted assault on a public safety officer, resisting arrest, theft in the third degree and assault in the fourth degree, police said.
During the incident on Southwest 18th Avenue between Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Taylor Street, two officers arrived in their vehicle and Ross allegedly approached the car, punching and jumping on top of it. Once additional officers arrived, police say, they provided Ross directions to arrest him, but he charged and struck one officer before running away. One officer attempted to use a taser on Ross, but the device didn't activate.
Officers chased Ross until reaching the intersection of 17th Avenue and Taylor Street, where Ross turned and charged at officers again, police said. After striking Ross with a less lethal foam impact round, officers were able to take him into custody.
The officer who was struck was treated and released from a hospital on Wednesday, June 6, the same day of the incident.
Ross was also transported to a hospital due to signs of intoxication, police say. Ross was released from the hospital on Saturday, June 9, before being lodged.
Anyone with information about Ross, the incidents at 17th Avenue and Taylor Street should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.