By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville police search for stabbing suspect

McMinnville police are searching for a suspect in connection with a stabbing that was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St.

Capt. Dennis Marks identified the victim as Jesse Molarius, 32, a transient. He was transported to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland for treatment of at least two stab wounds. One was not life-threatening, but it was a serious wound, according to Marks.

He said a suspect has not been positively identified. Detectives are following up on leads and have "partial name," according to Marks.

He said an altercation led up to the assault. It's not clear if the suspect and victim are known to each other.

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