ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man has been accused of stabbing and slashing another man repeatedly in the back, chest and face on Sunday, saying he was going to kill him, police said.
Jace Clifford, 31, was charged in Linn County Circuit Court on Monday with attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence, the Albany Democrat Herald reported.
The man who was attacked drove Clifford’s estranged wife to Clifford’s apartment at 7:42 a.m. Sunday so she could pick up her car, police said. The man told police that Clifford approached him at his vehicle and stabbed him in the torso and that Clifford continued to stab and slash him while the man tried to fight back, police said.
Clifford’s estranged wife called authorities, saying that after the attack Clifford had retreated back into his apartment. At 8:05 a.m. Clifford came out of his apartment and was taken into custody, police said.
Clifford’s bail was set Monday at $300,000. Clifford told the court Monday that he had been a good citizen for the most part and was undergoing treatment for substance abuse.
Prosecutors said the man has severe injuries from the incident, including a lacerated liver.