At 9:47pm on Tuesday, October 27th, deputies from the Pacific County Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing at a residence off 224th in the Ocean Park area. The victim, a 49 year old man from Auburn, Washington was transported to Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco, WA. with multiple severe stab wounds. Two people, including the suspect, fled the residence and were located a short time later by an assisting officer from Long Beach Police Dept.
Jonathan D. Smith of Vancouver, Washington was arrested for 2nd degree Attempted Murder and booked into the Pacific County Jail in South Bend. At this time, it appears the suspect and victim did not know each other and the attack was unprovoked.
Multiple agencies, including Long Beach Police, South Bend Police, and Raymond Police have been providing assistance. The Sheriff's Office was deluged with multiple calls at the time, including a theft call, a suicidal subject, an assault, a suspicious vehicle, and a reported trespassing. 911 staff also handled several simultaneous medical calls. The Sheriff's Office Patrol Division says it is critically understaffed and appreciates the assistance rendered by the other agencies involved.