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Oregon man accused of hate-crime stabbing appears in court

29-year-old Nolan Levi Strauss' case has been referred to a grand jury.

Posted: Dec 24, 2019 5:47 AM

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) -- A man accused of stabbing another man in a racist attack at an Oregon truck stop has made an initial court appearance.

Malheur County Circuit Court records show 29-year-old Nolan Levi Strauss appeared Monday on charges of attempted second-degree murder, assault, bias crime and unlawful use of a weapon.

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His case has been referred to a grand jury.

Ontario police say Strauss, a commercial truck driver from Nebraska, attacked Ronnell Hughes, a 48-year-old black man, and stabbed him several times in the neck at an Arby's Restaurant on Saturday morning.

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