March 22, 2016 2:15 p.m.
A Myrtle Creek man has been charged with stabbing and strangulation from an incident that took place last Friday.
Information from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released Tuesday says that on Friday afternoon just before 4:00 p.m. Douglas County Communications received a report that a stabbing had occurred in the 2400 block of North Myrtle Road in Myrtle Creek.
Dwes Hutson of DCSO says that deputies along with officers from the Myrtle Creek Police responded to the scene where they contacted a 34 year old man who reported he had been stabbed by 43 year old Joseph Rufra, also of Myrtle Creek. An argument over a parked vehicle led to the incident according to the victim. The man said Rufra had also placed him in a choke hold until he passed out. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.
Deputies tried to make contract with Joseph Rufra at his residence but Dwes Hutson says the suspect refused to come out. The man eventually came outside and surrendered after an hour long stand-off.
Rufra has been charged with second degree assault, strangulation, menacing and for and outstanding warrant. He is being held on $50,000 bail.