Pregnant woman, TriMet driver assaulted in Gresham


Kendera Lockwood faces 6 charges, including 2 felonies

Kendera Lockwood, July 3, 2019 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman is accused of felony assault in an unprovoked attack on a pregnant woman and a TriMet bus driver in Gresham.

Kendera Lockwood faces 6 charges stemming from the June 28, 2019 incident that began at a bus stop, probable cause documents show.

That day a pregnant woman was waiting at a bus stop on NE 8th in Gresham with her 2-year-old daughter. The woman told police Lockwood grabbed her by the collar and asked her why the little girl was afraid of her.

When the woman didn’t respond, she said, Lockwood used her fist to hit her twice in the back of the head while her little girl watched.

A witness told police she saw the woman and little girl trying to run away from Lockwood and that Lockwood followed them onto the bus.

The TriMet driver tried to stop Lockwood from boarding and was hit repeatedly, the witness told police.

Gresham officers arrived and Lockwood allegedly admitted hitting the TriMet driver.

The pregnant woman was treated for her head injuries and said her pain was 8 on a scale of 10.

Lockwood now faces charges of 3rd-degree assault on the bus driver, two counts of 4th-degree felony assault on the pregnant woman and 3 counts of interfering with public transportation.

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