Police arrest two in near-fatal stabbing
Two men are behind bars accused of last week's stabbing that left a Gresham man in critical condition.
Carlos Gonzalez-Consuegra, 21, of outer Southeast Portland, and Erik Farfan, 24, of Gresham each are being held on $250,000 bail on an allegation of first-degree assault.
Gonzalez-Consuegra also is being held for violating his parole on a criminal mischief conviction. Farfan had just been released from jail on Aug. 22, after serving a 90 day sentence for an arrest in May on allegations of driving intoxicated, attempt to elude police and methamphetamine possession, as well as violating his parole on a previous conviction.
The men now stand accused of stabbing James Ray Bass, 24, of Gresham seven times in the arm, torso and neck just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, after getting into an argument with the suspects at the 7-Eleven at 18735 E. Burnside St.
Detectives identified Gonzalez-Consuegra as a suspect and patrol officers arrested him at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, near Southeast 182nd Avenue and Yamhill Street. Meanwhile, officers got a search warrant for the second suspect and arrested him at his home in the 600 block of Southeast 180th Avenue.