A 32 year old male, Jonathan D. Smith of Vancouver, Washington was arrested for 2nd degree Attempted Murder and booked into the Pacific County Jail in South Bend. At this time, it appears the suspect and victim did not know each other and the attack was unprovoked. Deputies are still on scene this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Multiple agencies, including Long Beach Police, South Bend Police, and Raymond Police have been providing assistance. The Sheriff's Office was deluged with multiple calls at the time, including a theft call, a suicidal subject, an assault, a suspicious vehicle, and a reported trespassing. 911 staff also handled several simultaneous medical calls. The Sheriff's Office Patrol Division remains critically understaffed and appreciates the assistance rendered by the other agencies involved. More information may be forthcoming as the investigation progresses. Refer to case 15-6209.