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Cave Junction Man Arrested For Assault Following Stabbing During Altercation

April 24, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Photograph link valid at least 30 days - Source: Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 22-year old man following a Wednesday afternoon altercation and stabbing in Cave Junction.

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 4:23 p.m., an altercation occurred between two men who lived in separate trailers at 5646 Rockydale Road in Cave Junction. During the altercation, BRIAN FLETCHER ELLINGTON JR, age 22, allegedly stabbed JOSH NELSON, age 27. NELSON's injury was non-life threatening.

A 9-1-1 call was transferred to OSP Southern Command Center dispatch and OSP troopers were dispatched to the area to assist medical responders and start an investigation. Both men were transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.

OSP detectives responded to the hospital to contact both men. Subsequent investigation led detectives to arrest ELLINGTON for Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use/Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. ELLINGTON was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on the charges.

NELSON was treated and released.

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