According to the Sheriff’s Office, a man in Clackamas County was arrested for a bias crime last weekend after allegedly assaulting a Black woman because of her race.
On the afternoon of October 3, an on-duty deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was in their parked car when they noticed a woman near a bus stop in the midst of being assaulted.
The woman was reportedly being attacked by a Native American male, and it appeared as if she could not escape from him.
It was reported that the officer saw the woman dart into the street. He believed it looked like she might be in danger of being hit by one of the vehicles driving on the road.
According to reports, the deputy turned on the lights and sirens and headed closer to the scene.
The man allegedly kept punching the woman in the face and head until the deputy arrived.
When the deputy approached, the alleged attacker was identified as 27-year-old Raymond Buffalo-Keys.
The 21-year-old alleged victim was offered medical treatment, but she did not accept it.
The authorities spoke with Buffalo-Keys about the incident, and the man allegedly chose to give them a statement.
According to reports, the man said that he was not familiar with the woman. He allegedly said that he decided to attack her because of her race.
Buffalo-Keys was placed under arrest and booked into the Clackamas County Jail. He is expected to face charges for first-degree biased assault, second-degree biased disorderly conduct, first-degree reckless endangerment, and interfering with public transportation. The man, who has many warrants in a nearby county, was incarcerated in lieu of a $57,500 bail.
If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.