UPDATE: Police have released the names of the men suspected of assaulting a couple. They are 20-year-old Travis Gregory Brumwell, 19-year-old Jeffery Leon Guinn and 20-year-old Sharif Mohamed Gharaib. Eugene say the suspects are members of the criminal street gang West Side Piru. Investigators say the three were intoxicated and the attack appears to have been random. Brumwell and Guinn were arrested right after the incident, and police say Gharaib turned himself in to police Tuesday. Watch KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 for a full report on this investigation.
EUGENE, Ore. — One man was hospitalized after he was assaulted while taking a walk with his wife Monday night.
Eugene Police say they responded to a call on the 800 block of Stephens Drive just before 11 p.m. They say a couple passed three men who had been breaking into cars along River Road and taking things. When the suspects noticed the couple, they allegedly assaulted one of the victims with a knife.
EPD was able to locate two of the suspects nearby, but were still searching for the third. They say the couple was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
“Stay in lighted areas, sometimes when you’re walking home at night if you can walk with a group of friends, that’s always safe. Having a cell phone on if you do have an emergency, so you can call 9-1-1,” recommends Demian San Miguel with EPD.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.