Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Forest Grove


Sunday night around 8:20 p.m., Forest Grove Police with the assistance of the Cornelius Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hillsboro Police Department responded to an assault with a weapon near Kingwood Street and 22nd Place.

Officers found an adult male with multiple stab wounds. The suspect had left the scene.

Officers conducted a K-9 track and subsequently located the suspect, 32-year-old Zachary Ryan Blessing, near the 2100 Block of Hawthorne Street. Blessing is a Forest Grove resident.

The victim was transported to a metro area medical facility. Blessing was lodged at the Washington County Jail for Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. There are no other suspects in this case. Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstance surrounding the incident.

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