This week Deputy Smith of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a physical domestic disturbance at a residence just north of Yachats. Deputies arrived to find the 19 year old female victim suffering from injuries consistent with assault and strangulation.
The suspect, Matthew Poreda, of Yachats fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies.
Deputy Carter and his K9 partner Bonni responded to the scene as well to begin a search for the suspect. After a 41 minute search, Mr. Poreda was located by K9 Bonni and the search team. Upon contact Poreda fled a short distance jumping into a patch of blackberry bushes where he was cornered by K9 Bonni. Poreda was taken into custody without incident.
Poreda was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:
Assault IV (Domestic Violence)