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Couple attacked at Bagby trailhead

Man with bat has pregnant accomplice
by: CCSO, Victims of a beating at the Bagby Hot Springs trailhead described this as their attacker, he was accompanied by a pregnant woman.

Police are still searching for a man and a pregnant woman, who reportedly attacked a Portland man and woman last week at the Bagby Hot Springs trailhead.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has released suspect sketches from the Monday, Oct. 2 robbery and assault, which happened at about 8 p.m.

After a brief visit to the hot springs, Joshua Lange and Julie Ann Degroot, returned to the trailhead to the sound of car alarms and interrupted a man breaking into vehicles. Degroot's automobile already had a smashed window.

The male suspect approached Degroot, 35, first, yelling, 'Tell me you don't know my number! Tell me you don't know my number! I'll bash your head in!'

He then threatened to kill 33-year-old Lange with the bat, demanding his wallet. Lange complied, but the robber hit him with the bat several times.

The thief then beat and robbed Degroot, before demanding the two take off their clothes. Degroot and Lange refused to disrobe and the robbers left.

A third party, who did not witness the assault, drove the victims to Estacada, where they talked to a Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy before being transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Degroot's thumb was crushed during the assault. Both victims are out of the hospital and are recuperating from their injuries.

The male suspect is in his mid-20s, approximately 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds with brown shaggy hair and an unshaven face. His name may be Chris.

The female suspect is also in her mid-20s. She was described as 5-foot-5 with brown, wavy hair. She was also described as appearing seven months pregnant.

Both suspects were seen prior to the attack at the Promontory Store at approximately 2:30 p.m. last Monday.