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Mt. Scott Stabbing: Domestic violence lands woman in jail


First one, then another AMR Ambulance rolled up to the two-story apartment building across from Mt. Scott Park on the rainy evening of January 30, just after 8 pm.

Portland Police East Precinct officers were in the midst of an investigation of a report of domestic violence at the 5715 S.E. 72nd Avenue apartment house.

A domestic dispute had boiled over, a neighbor who asked to be anonymous told THE BEE. A man had been stabbed with a four-inch paring knife by a woman, who then cut herself.

Officers suggested that the two be transported to different hospitals, just before the ambulances raced off into the night with their patients.

by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 62-year-old Debbe L. Reames is accused of committing two felonies in the stabbing incident. After spending five days in a hospital, 62-year-old Debbe L. Reames was taken into custody, court records show. She is alleged to have cut her male housemate, 62-year-old Paul Notman, before cutting herself.

“Reames was arrested and charged with Assault II (Domestic), a Class B Felony; and also Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Domestic) a Class C. Felony,” PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

In lieu of posting $2,600 bail, Reames remained in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center at last report, pending sentencing.