Suspect Arrested for Punching and Stomping on Victims Head in Downtown Neighborhood

Portland Police Bureau

On April 26, 2020 at about 2:10 p.m. Portland Police responded to an assault in the 900 Block of Southwest 4th Avenue.

Central Precinct Officers arrived and found an unconscious adult male lying face down on the sidewalk bleeding significantly from the head and face. The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital and treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Officers were alerted by witnesses the alleged suspect was across the street. The suspect was quickly detained.

During the investigation it was learned the suspect punched the victims several times and shoved the victim to the ground. This resulted in the victim striking his head on the pavement. The suspect then proceeded to stomp the victim's head into the pavement with his boot.

25 year-old Christopher James Pfegl was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree.

The case was turned over to Assault Detectives who will be furthering the investigation. If anyone has information regarding this assault they are asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 or