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Death Investigation in The Dalles Leads to Two Arrests, One for Manslaughter
05/27/2008
Wasco County District Attorney's Office
Office: (541) 506-2680

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An interagency investigation in the death Sunday of a 24-year old man in The Dalles led to the arrest of two people, including an 18-year old The Dalles resident on Manslaughter, Assault and Burglary charges. Both men are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday afternoon in Wasco County Circuit Court.
 
On May 25, 2008 at 10:05 a.m. The Dalles Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive person at a residence in the 2400 block of E. 10th Street. Upon arrival, BERNARDINO PERAL SANCHEZ, age 24, from The Dalles, was found deceased. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the exact cause of death, but the preliminary investigation indicates the victim died of blunt force trauma to the head and no weapons were involved.
 
The ongoing investigation by The Dalles Police Department, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police led to Sunday's arrest of two people who were lodged in the Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facility (NORCOR).
 
JAMIA LONG, age 18, from The Dalles, was arrested for recklessly causing the victim's death for Manslaughter in the Second Degree (class B felony); Burglary in the First Degree (class A felony) for entering the victim's residence with the intent to commit the crime of assault; and, Assault in the Third Degree (class C felony) for causing physical injury to another person while being aided by another person.
 
SELU KING, age 20, from The Dalles, was arrested on charges arising from the same incident involving LONG for Burglary in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.
 
The defendant's are scheduled to appear in Wasco County Circuit Court by video arraignment at 1:00 p.m.
 
Additional information will be provided through the Wasco County District Attorney's Office.