Two teenagers were injured in an unprovoked attack Saturday evening while playing tag at a playground in Redmond.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., four boys were playing at Hope Playground, according to a news release from the Redmond Police Department. Three teenagers wearing bandannas over their faces confronted them. One of those wearing bandannas, 18-year-old Isaiah Laack, allegedly was armed with brass knuckles and attacked a 16-year-old boy, according to the news release. Another, 18-year-old Noah Huber, allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old with a box-cutter, leaving him with nonlife-threatening injuries. The two victims and their friends ran to McDonald’s in the Nolan Town Center and called police.
Officers with the Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Police Department searched the area and reviewed video surveillance of the playground. Information gathered led to the identification of three suspects: 18-year-old Redmond residents Laack and Huber and a 15-year-old boy from Bend.
The three suspects were found at a residence in Redmond and interviewed. Police discovered the victims did not know the suspects and the attack was unprovoked, according to the news release.
Laack and Huber were taken to the Deschutes County adult jail on several charges, including assault, unlawful use of a weapon and violating parole/probation. Laack’s bail was set at $190,000 and Huber’s at $197,500.
The 15-year-old boy, whom the police did not identify, was arrested pending investigation of assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.
Laack and Huber were arraigned Monday in Deschutes County Circuit Court on charges of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Their next scheduled court appearance is Dec. 11.
Editor’s note: This article has been corrected. The original version misspelled Isaiah Laack’s first name, due to incorrect information supplied to The Bulletin
The Bulletin regrets the error.