Suspect in attack caught on camera gets increased charge


He was released from jail almost right away after his initial arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who was released from jail not long after being booked on a misdemeanor 4th-degree assault charge has now been indicted for 2nd-degree assault.

Daniel Bertrand is accused of punching a woman in the face as she walked past him in Ankeny Alley in Portland on June 24, 2019.

The attack, which was caught on surveillance video, left the woman with a broken right eye socket.

“Next thing I know I feel a whallop and that’s it,” the woman told KOIN 6 News at the time. “I actually had an [out of] body experience I felt myself hit the floor.”

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said the charge was increased after it got more evidence about the alleged crime.

The grand jury issued a warrant for Bertrand’s arrest and he was found August 2 in Portland.

A charge of 2nd-degree assault is a felony and carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 70 months.

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