Northeast Portland

2 arrested for allegedly assaulting homeowner during Last Thursday parking spat

2 arrested for allegedly assaulting homeowner during Last Thursday parking spat

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Two men were arrested and accused of assaulting a homeowner during an argument over a towed car during the Last Thursday event.

The homeowner told police that during last week's Last Thursday on Alberta Street, a parked black BMW was partially blocking his driveway, so he left a note asking the driver not to block him in, Portland police said.

Then, during last night's Last Thursday, the same BMW was blocking his driveway again, so the homeowner, Dirk Tarman Jr., had the car towed.

That's when one of the suspects went to the homeowner's house on Northeast 18th Avenue, demanding to know the whereabouts of his car. Tarman told him the car had been towed, which triggered the man to assault him, moving into the house and continuing to assault him, police said.

Tarman then hit the man in the arm with the cordless drill. The man and another man continued to assault Tarman, police said, before running away.

Police responding to the area found the two suspects. Mitchell Asa, 21, and Marcus Forest-Cooper, 24, were booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

Forest-Cooper had an injured arm, so he was treated and released at a hospital before being booked in jail.