A woman who was walking through Salem’s Minto Brown Park was attacked by a man Thursday afternoon.
The 29-year-old woman told police she was walking in the park near the pedestrian bridge when she was knocked down and dragged into the brush by a man armed with a knife. The victim fought off the attacker, ran away and called police.
Within four minutes of contacting the victim, officers searching the park found a man matching the description of the attacker. He was identified as 23-year-old David Belluno, of Salem. Belluno was detained and taken to the police department to be interviewed by detectives. Ultimately, Belluno was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of: Kidnapping I, Attempted Rape I, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault IV.