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Corvallis Man Assaults Female with a Knife

The victim was able to escape serious injury.

Brian Shire photo
Brian Shire
Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - Corvallis police arrested a Corvallis man Tuesday night, for assaulting a former female co-worker at her home with a knife.

Corvallis police responded to the victims apartment in the 600 block of NW 18 street just after 10:00 PM.

An investigation revealed that 52-year-old Brian Shire entered the victims apartment through an unlocked front door.

After entering her apartment, Shire was told to leave but refused. He became increasingly more aggressive toward the victim and retrieved a knife from her kitchen. Twice, Shire pulled the knife across the victim's throat causing superficial abrasions. Shire also threw the victim to the ground and repeatedly kicked her. None of the victim's injuries required medical attention. After the attack, the victim was able to escape her apartment while Shire was in another room. She ran to a neighbor's residence and called 9-1-1.

Responding officers located Shire inside the victim's residence and he was arrested without incident.

Shire was transported to the Benton County Correctional Facility. He is charged with First-Degree Burglary, Second Degree Assault, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Harassment.

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Albert Marnell April 28, 2007 10:27 am (Pacific time)

JAFO-- I am 52 and this guy looks like he is 72. The human condition for all of us is pretty sad after a certain age. The stresses vary depending on a role of the dice. It starts in the womb. Given a chance, which usually must occur early, I really believe that most people want to do good. No one is hopeless, but as the scar tissue builds from random events it does get harder to survive. Psychologically, physically and socially. Most people in their forties and fifties are at the peak point called stagnation. They have made a world around themselves as a buffer from alot of the terrible truths of existence. Eventually most people unravel in mid-life and are faced with major decisions as the buffer breaks down. What worked at 45 does not necessarily work at 55. It is very complicated and individualistic. I know some of my friends parents that have managed subconsiously to use all kinds of defense mechanisms to keep them glued. If one pillar of their psyche is removed, they usually implode.

JAFO; April 28, 2007 7:20 am (Pacific time)

He looks jaundiced to me.,hepetitis or another liver ailment.

Albert Marnell April 27, 2007 10:52 pm (Pacific time)

C'mon come on, This guy is violent. That is the main difference. If he is violent because of schizophrenia then he needs to be placed in a hospital for that reason. None of the information given points in that direction. Your question is just short of 100 words. Are you the new word police? If you consistently read what I write, you would understand where I am coming from and what I really mean. You don't read enough just as you don't write enough. Perhaps in a confined environment he could change but only after a long time. He probably would be dead by then. Nothing is written in stone. I can not answer the question if a violent offender who engages in the degree and variety of behavior that he did can be rehabed. At 52 this probably is not the first time he has gone way over the edge. I would like to know what he did when he was young. Nothing is all black or all white.

C'mon Albert April 27, 2007 3:36 pm (Pacific time)

According to one of your last posts, the poor poor young people that committed the "petty" crimes of meth possession and distribution need rehab so they can fulfill long healthy productive lives. (to summerize without writing a book) Now this guy is "sick" and just needs to be locked up? Are you discriminating because he is not as young or in your opinion is beyond help? Why can't he be rehabed? You've obviously found the drawn line, please let the rest of us know where it is... (in 100 words or less)

Albert Marnell April 25, 2007 4:45 pm (Pacific time)

Now, this guy has to be locked up. Sick, sick, stupid, stupid.

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