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On April 29, at about 8:30 p.m. Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Rainier area for a possible domestic assault involving a weapon.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they located a 57-year-old man from Deer Island with a stab wound to his groin area.

Investigation Site

Deputies and medics dispatched Life Flight to the area while medical aid was being rendered to the victim but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators learned the suspect had fled the scene prior to their arrival but were able to identify him as 60-year-old Harvey Knight from Deer Island. Investigators put a multi county BOLO (Be on the look out) for the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located in the Portland area by Portland Police Officers and Knight was taken into custody.

Members of the Columbia County Major Crimes Team are currently investigating.


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