Jogger Attacked by Masked Man Wielding a Knife in Lyons Area

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case of a jogger who was attacked this week by a masked man wielding a knife in a heavily wooded area near Lyons.

At approximately 2:17 pm, on Nov. 1, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the report of an assault on Taylor Park Road SE near Mobley Lane SE in rural Marion County. The caller reported their son was jogging in the area and was attacked by an unknown person who emerged out of the woods wearing a black ski mask.

The jogger told deputies the suspect was armed with a knife during the attack. The victim, an 18-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The victim described the suspect as being an unknown age white male, approximately 200 lbs and 6’0” tall. The unknown suspect was last seen wearing a black ski mask, black coat, and unknown color jeans. Law enforcement from multiple agencies responded to search the heavily wooded area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the assault, no additional information is available for release at this time. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Salem Police Department and Oregon State Police during this response.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are being asked to call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 503-588-5032.

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