Bend man jailed after homeless camp stabbing

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bend man Saturday after a stabbing at a homeless camp.

Detective Sgt. Ron Brown said the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. when a 38-year-old man called 911 and reported he had been stabbed in the neck.

Shortly later, 42-year-old Marion A. Douglas called dispatch and said he stabbed a man who attacked him.

Deputies arrived at the scene, located in the Juniper Ridge area on Bend’s north side, and found the victim with multiple stab wounds.

Detectives determined Douglas attacked the man when he arrived at the camp to drop off some belongings.

Brown said Douglas stabbed the man several times causing life-threatening injuries. He said the attack appeared to be unprovoked.

During the investigation, detectives determined a woman with the victim had a restraining order protecting her from Douglas.

Brown said Douglas and the woman had been communicating about bringing Douglas’s belongings to his camp.

Douglas was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and taken to the Deschutes County Jail on several charges including first-degree assault.



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