By News-Register staff • 

Suspect arrested in McMinnville stabbing incident

Marvin Leroy Smith
Marvin Leroy Smith
Pamela Stringer/submitted photo##The Burger King stabbing suspect is taken into custody in the Yamhill County Public Works Auditorium.
Pamela Stringer/submitted photo##The Burger King stabbing suspect is taken into custody in the Yamhill County Public Works Auditorium.

A man was stabbed Wednesday night in the Burger King parking lot and a suspect was quickly taken into custody by McMinnville police.

Marvin Leroy Smith, 60, a McMinnville transient, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on $157,500 bail pending arraignment today in circuit court.

Second-degree assault, a Class B felony, falls under Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines upon conviction. The weapon charge is a Class C felony.

Police gave this account of the incident:

About 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to the business at 2250 N. Highway 99W on a reported stabbing. The 30-year-old victim sustained a three-inch knife wound across the front of his neck.

He was transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Smith allegedly left the area before police arrived. Officers and Yamhill County Sheriff's deputies located him south of  the crime scene at the county's public works Auditorium. He was taken into custody without incident. A knife believed to have been used in the assault was recovered.

Anyone with information related to the incident should call the McMinnville police tipline at 503-434-2337

Comments

Lulu

If he had stabbed a woman, he would already be cited and released.

F. Bank

LuLu: What in the world are you talking about? Or is this just some feminist nonsense. If he would have stabbed a woman, there would have been much MORE outrage.

Joel2828

Lulu is making reference to a string of lenient sentences that have been recently given to men who physically and sexually assault women here in Yamhill County. The most recent was a man convicted of felony rape of a teenager... he got 11 months.

Mac Native 66

No more cold nights for him! Now he doesn't have to go to the soup kitchen to eat a meal. He'll just wake up, walk to the food line to get his food then sit down and eat three times a day.

Lulu

Thank you, Joel2828.

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