Newberg man will face more charges in Aug. 7 stabbing
The fugitive arrested in the Aug. 7 stabbing of a Newberg woman now faces a raft of charges that, if convicted, could send the 26-year-old to prison for decades.
Initially arrested on charges of assault, kidnapping and attempted murder, Matthew Nathaniel Lindsay was arraigned last week in Yamhill County Circuit Court on additional charges of first-degree sodomy, second-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree rape, strangulation, coercion and third-degree theft.
Lindsay, who lives in an apartment complex at 1210 S. College St.., allegedly assaulted and stabbed a woman of his acquaintance on the grounds of the former WestRock mill on Wynooski Street earlier on the day of his arrest.
Prior to a grand jury convening to consider additional charges against Lindsay, a probable cause affidavit filed with the court documented the unidentified victim's claim that Lindsay bound and raped her, sodomized her with a foreign object and stabbed her twice in the torso.
The woman, identified in court records only under the initials "S.J.N.," was transported by Life Flight helicopter to Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital in Portland as a precaution, according to a release from the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, with wounds that were not considered life threatening.
Police responded to the Aug. 7 incident when the private security firm in charge of patrolling the vacant mill called at 7:40 a.m. to report an assault in progress. The police learned of the suspect's name from the victim, but by that time Lindsay had fled.
The sheriff's office enlisted the help of a number other agencies to track down Lindsay, including its own marine patrol, a Clackamas County helicopter, K-9 units from Newberg-Dundee and Beaverton police departments and other assistance from the Oregon State Police and the McMinnville Police Department.
They found and arrested Lindsey at about 12:50 p.m. in the 500 block of East First Street.
At the scene of the attack in the mill's machine shop building, investigators found a knife with what appeared to be blood on the blade close to "where a large amount of blood had pooled on the cement floor," court records state. Police also found a wallet on the floor that contained various items with Lindsay's name on them.
After his arrest, Lindsay reportedly confessed to police that he bound the woman and stabbed her twice in order to kill her, leaving the scene with the intention that the victim die, according to the probable cause affidavit.
The assault, sodomy, unlawful sexual penetration, rape and kidnapping charges require mandatory minimum sentences of five years, 10 months for assault to eight years, four months for rape should Lindsay be found guilty.