Police responded to a report of an assault in front of the 7/11 on Sixth street around 6:30 Saturday. They say a woman had been punched by the suspect, Brian Thornburg, and a cellphone had been stolen according to police.
When the police arrived, Thornburg had a knife and was making threats to stab the woman and chased after her. They say he fled from the area, but police quickly located him in the area of 8th and M streets. Police took Thornburg into custody and took the knife as evidence.
Thornburg is currently lodged in the Josephine County Jail on numerous charges included robbery and assault among others.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.