Mill City man arrested in Lebanon on charges linked to assault

A Mill City man was arrested early Wednesday morning in Lebanon and jailed for allegedly assaulting another man with a machete-type weapon in February.

Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm said deputies responded to a residence in Lebanon  at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, after receiving information that Klint Wise was at the location.

Deputies had been looking for Wise since the assault. Wise was found hiding in the bathroom of the residence and was taken into custody without incident, Timm said.

According to Sheriff Jim Yon, on the afternoon of Feb. 19 Sheriff’s dispatch received a report from an employee of the 7-Eleven convenience store in Mill City about an assault in the parking lot. A male, later suspected to be Wise, was seen striking another male with a large cutting instrument similar to a machete. The suspect fled the location leaving the victim injured.

Deputies responded to the location and found the male victim being treated by medics. The victim was alert and was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect was identif

Klint Wise

ied as Wise, 37, of Mill City. Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police in the search for Wise, but were not able to locate him.

Wise was transported to the Linn County Jail Wednesday and lodged on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. Linn County deputies were assisted by Albany Police Department.