Couple fights over plan to start marijuana grow operation

A Gresham couple's fight over whether or not to start a marijuana grow operation resulted in a stabbing.

According to a probable cause affidavit submitted by Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Amy Holems-Hehn, Belinda Hinojosa, 40, and her boyfriend got into an argument Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Upon arrival at the couple's home in the 2000 block of Southeast Meadow Court, Gresham police found a man bleeding from the eye.

The man, later identified as Hinojosa's boyfriend, told officers he lived with Hinojosa, and that the two also had a child together.

The victim told officers Hinojosa wanted to start a marijuana grow operation in the house with another man. The boyfriend objected, police said.

Court documents report Hinojosa was told she needed to move out of the house. That's when the conversation got heated, and Hinojosa allegedly used a pair of scissors to stab her boyfriend above his right eye.

The victim was able to grab the scissors and called for his 17-year-old son to help. Other family members were able to hold Hinojosa until police arrived.

Court documents describe the couple as being in a relationship for many years.

The victim, who is not being named because this case is considered a domestic violence incident, was not seriously injured during the altercation.

Hinojosa was arrested at 1:09 a.m. on allegations of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. She will likely undergo a mental health evaluation, police said.

She pleaded not guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday. She is due back in court later this month.

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