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News Release
Man Arrested After Dousing Victim with Gasoline - 06/04/21

A man is facing charges after dousing a victim with gasoline and threatening to light her on fire.

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:28p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in the 8500 block of Southeast Sherrett Street. When they arrived they contacted the adult female victim, who was not injured but had gasoline on her. She said her ex-boyfriend dumped gasoline on her and her truck, then threatened to ignite the gasoline. He allegedly flicked the flint wheel of a lighter near her and the truck.

Officers learned the location of the suspect and later arrested him near Southeast Mt. Scott Boulevard and Southeast Knapp Street.

The Portland Police Special Victims Unit responded to assist with the investigation, and booked Michael A. Jaha, 54, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the First Degree-Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Menacing, Arson in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

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