On Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 12:00AM, Oregon State Police from the Springfield Area Command responded to a stabbing at the Oak Grove Rest Area at milepost 206 southbound on I-5 in Linn County. While responding information was received that the victim had been transported away from the scene in a private vehicle towards Coburg. Oregon State Police coordinated meeting victim at the Coburg exit with medical personnel to render aid while other Trooper’s responded to the rest area where they located and detained the suspect.

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Detectives with the OSP-Major Crimes Section responded for the criminal investigation. The investigation revealed the suspect and victim were brothers. The victim, Matthew James ARNOLD — 33 Years of age, was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, Nicholas Matthew ARNOLD — 35 years of age, was transported to the Linn County Jail where he was booked on one count of Assault 1st Degree.

Press Release from the Oregon State Police 3/22/18