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YACHATS ARREST: Man charged with assault, strangulation of 19-year-old woman

Matthew Poreda, 31, arrested for assault, strangulation and kidnapping of a 19-year-old girl in Yachats. (Courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office).

YACHATS, Ore. — A suspect was arrested on Friday in Yachats, Oregon after reportedly physically assaulting and strangling a 19-year-old woman.

The suspect, Matthew Poreda, 31, fled the scene of the crime prior to the arrival of the responding law enforcement units, causing deputies to request a K9 officer to track the suspect.

Upon contact, Poreda fled a short distance, jumping into a patch of blackberry bushes where he was cornered by K9 Bonni. Poreda was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

Preda was booking into the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

Assault IV (Domestic Violence)
Stangulation
Harassment
Kidnapping
DUII


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