Native American man faces bias crime after ClackCo attack

Clackamas County

Raymond Buffalo-Keys was wanted on outstanding warrants in Hood River

Raymond Buffalo-Keys, October 5, 2021 (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Native American man was arrested for attacking an African-American woman and now faces bias crime charges after beating a woman repeatedly, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said this happened at 1:30 p.m. Sunday near the corner of 82nd Avenue and Luther Road. A deputy spotted a woman running from a man who was punching her over and over again. He turned around, intervened and stopped the attack, then arrested Raymond Buffalo-Keys.

Buffalo-Keys, who had multiple warrants out for his arrest, said he did not know the woman and he attacked her because of her race, officials said.

He’s currently being held on 3 outstanding warrants from Hood River:  unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to appear for a criminal citation and failure to appear on theft of services. Charges in Clackamas County are pending.

Authorities asked anyone with information on the assault or the suspect to contact CCSO at 503.723.4949 and reference Case No. 21-021312.

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