GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police in Grants Pass say they arrested a Selma man following an assault and robbery outside of a 7-Eleven store on Saturday morning.
Dispatch received a call just after 6:30 a.m. reporting that a 36-year-old woman had been punched by a man before he took her cell phone, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) said.
"As GPDPS police units were responding, dispatch advised the male suspect had brandished a knife and made threats to stab the female after chasing her," the agency said. "The male suspect fled the area on foot in an eastbound direction."
Officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the area. They soon found the man, who ran toward SE M and SE 8th streets. GPDPS said that they took the man, later identified as 46-year-old Brian Thornburg, into custody without incident. Thornburg's last known address was in Selma.
"After witness statements were obtained, police units located the knife where Thornburg had thrown it when he saw officers arrive," GPDPS said. "The knife was seized for evidentiary purposes."
Thornburg was taken to the Josephine County Jail on a list of charges including Robbery 1, Assault, Unlawful use of a Weapon, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct. The woman allegedly attacked by Thornburg received minor injuries, GPDPS said.