PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Multnomah County District Attorney filed a seven-count indictment against a man accused of trying to kill another man in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Sean Coby Hoard, 27, also faces charges in connection with a robbery that happened in August near the Morrison Bridge.
The investigation started on September 4, when a man was stabbed four times in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. He had been stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the elbow, authorities said. Witnesses pointed out a suspect and police chased him. According to court documents, officers saw the man, later identified as Hoard, throw a knife into the Willamette River before they could arrest him.
Officers later learned that Hoard was the suspect in an alleged robbery from August 13, according to authorities. Hoard is accused of using a knife to threaten the victim. According to the DA’s Office, Hoard is also accused of damaging personal property belonging to a third person during the robbery.
Hoard faces one count of attempted murder, one count of first degree assault, two counts of robbery in the first degree, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of criminal mischief in the second degree, and one count of heroin possession.