Teen stabbed in Sankey Park; suspect arrested

A Sweet Home teen was stabbed early Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park, and another Sweet Home man was arrested later in the day in connection with the stabbing, police said.

According to Capt. Jason Ogden, police responded at approximately 12:41 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, to upper Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave., to a report of a stabbing

Officers were told that William David Salyer-Bowen, 18, of Sweet Home, was the victim of a stab wound and had been transported to the Sweet Home Fire Department by a witness. The victim was transported to Corvallis Good Samaritan Hospital where he was treated for his injury and was later released, Ogden said.

A suspect, Jock Eugene Edwards, 32, from Sweet Home, was arrested as a result of the investigation, Ogden said.

Edwards was lodged at the Linn County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Ogden said Detective Keenon Martin is still working on the case, and he doesn’t have any significant updates since he issued the press release.

He did say that the stabbing “was just kind of random from what I understand. I never heard anything about it being drug-related.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Martin at (541) 367-5181.