GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 21-year old male sustained lacerations and bruises to his head after he was assaulted Monday evening by two juveniles. According to Grants Pass Police, a 14-year old male and a 15-year old female assaulted the 21-year old victim on 1690 Webster Road, at the All Sports Park in Grants Pass. Police said that this assault was planned and that all parties knew each other.
Grants Pass Police were sent out to respond to the assault and found that the victim was in the Emergency room of Three Rivers Medical Center being treated for a blow to the head with what he believed to be a baseball bat. He received stitches for the laceration on his head and had a large welt on his rib cage. The victim stated to Police he was hit from behind by an unknown suspect while he was riding his bike towards the foot bridge. He said he was trying to get away from his assailants, according to Police.
Through the investigation into the crime, Police were able to recover his bicycle and hat that the victim had left at the scene as well as other evidence. The victim gave officers several leads to go off of from his earlier activities that day. Police determined that the two juveniles had committed the Measure 11 crime. The male juvenile is considered the primary suspect and the female juvenile was determined to be the accomplice. There were two other juveniles who were present during the assault and charges could be brought against them as well.
For now, the male and female juvenile are lodged in the Jackson County Jail Juvenile center. The male is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault. The female is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Assault.