Police arrested a Bend man Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting the executive director of the Downtown Bend Business Association in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Jeffrey Andrew Sherman, 26, was arrested in Redmond late Sunday night. Bend Police Lt. Chris Carney said he did not have an exact time of the arrest.
Police suspect Sherman of shoving Chuck Arnold into a traffic barrier after Arnold says he attempted to break up an argument between Sherman and an unidentified woman.
The incident occurred sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday as Arnold was breaking down the weekend Oktoberfest celebration and preparing the streets for a parade featuring Olympic champion Ashton Eaton.
According to Carney, Sherman was booked into the Deschutes County jail after the arrest. Sherman was not listed on the county inmate roster as of 2 p.m. Monday, nor was he listed on Monday’s criminal court dockets in Deschutes County District Court.
Carney said if Sherman was released from jail it is likely his arraignment would be scheduled out “two to three weeks."
Sherman under investigation for fourth-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. A conviction carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.