Newport Police got a report Saturday afternoon that someone was getting a beating from three men who were pummeling him on the ground in the 700 block of NW Coast Street. When police got into the area, everyone involved had fled, police say.
Police officers located the victim who described his attackers. He said the fight was prompted by a squabble between two of the mens’ girlfriends.
A short time later, the victim’s attackers were spotted at a fast food restaurant on North Coast Highway. Officers swooped in and captured two of the three suspects. Police say William Barker fled leaving Burrows and White to be arrested and booked into the council jail on $100,000 bail on assault charges. Police are still looking for Barker.
Anyone having information on the fight or the whereabouts of William Barker is asked to call Newport Police, 541-574-3348.