Linn County Sheriff's Office asks for public's help finding assault suspect

According to police, Wise hit and injured another man with a large cutting instrument that resembled a machete.

Posted: Feb 20, 2021 2:44 PM

MILL CITY, Ore -- The Linn County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating 37-year-old Klint Wise in connection with an assault.

Police said an employee at the Seven Eleven in Mill City reported an assault in the parking lot at 1:29 p.m. Friday.

According to police, Wise struck and injured another male with a large cutting instrument that resembled a machete.

Police said Wise fled the scene after injuring the victim.

When deputies arrived at the location, they found the victim being treated by medics.

The victim was alert and transported to Salem Hospital for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to officials. 

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police in the search for Wise. However, they were not able to locate him.

There are pending charges for Wise related to the assault.

Anyone with information about the attack or Wise’s location is encouraged to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 541-967-3911.

Police said Wise should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Reports on his whereabouts can be made anonymously.

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