Suspect in fight that led to knifing pleads guilty

Damion Gabriel Sevilla-Perkins pleaded guilty to menacing and fourth-degree assault in connection to a stabbing and was sentenced to 20 days with time served in Linn County Jail.

Sevilla-Perkins pleaded guilty to the two charges Sept. 23 and was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court on Nov. 1. As part of plea negotiations, charges of unlawful use of a weapon, third-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence were dismissed.

Sevilla-Perkins was sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay $1,798.99 in fees, fines and restitution.

Sevilla-Perkins, 18, was one of two arrested on Sept. 2 in connection to a fight on Aug. 31 in which  another teen was stabbed in the 200 block of J Street. Also arrested was Wyatt Champ, 18.

Police responded to a report of a fight and learned that a knife had been used during the fight, causing serious injuries to the victim, and that a gun had been used to assault and menace other victims.

Police said the gun turned out to be a BB gun.

The victim, Christian Reynolds, 18, had been transported to Samaritan Regional Medical Center with deep cuts to his torso and a puncture wound through his rib cage, nicking his lung and kidney.

Champ was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University with lacerations to his fingers.

Officers learned that Champ had allegedly cut and stabbed Reynolds during the fight and that Sevilla-Perkins had used a BB gun to threaten other witnesses and hit one person in the mouth with the BB gun.

Champ was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. He is scheduled to appear in court for a status check on Nov. 25.