Officers arrest man suspected in Yamhill Co. assault

Matthew Nathaniel Lindsey (Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office)

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies arrested a Newberg man who investigators believe assaulted a woman Monday morning following a lengthy search.

Dispatchers received a call around 7:40 a.m. from a person saying they had interrupted the assault on the former SP Fiber Technologies Northwest property located at 1301 Wynooski Street.

According to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect fled the scene but was identified by the victim as 26-year-old Matthew Nathaniel Lindsey of Newberg.

Yamhill Co deputies now say they're looking for 26yo Matthew Lindsey.They think he stabbed a woman this a.m. who was life flighted to OHSU.— Jamie Wilson (@JWilsonreporter) August 7, 2017

The victim of the attack was taken by helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries that investigators said came from an edged blade.

Investigators said that it appeared as though Lindsey and the victim knew each other and noted the victim is cooperating with the investigation.

Deputies and officers from several agencies, including the air-support helicopter from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and K-9 units from the Beaverton and Newberg Police Departments, conducted a search of the area in an attempt to locate Lindsey.

Yamhill Co Sheriff's boat searching @ Roger's Landing in Newberg for potentially armed and dangerous person - possibly linked to stabbing— Jamie Wilson (@JWilsonreporter) August 7, 2017
Yamhill Co deputies using ATVs to search woods along Industrial Way. Still no details on suspect or possible victims. State police assisting— Jamie Wilson (@JWilsonreporter) August 7, 2017

An officer from the Newberg Police Department located Lindsey around 12:50 p.m. in the 500 block of First Street in Newberg. He was taken into custody and is currently being held by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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