Man kicked out of Aloha restaurant comes back with knife, police say

ALOHA, Ore. – A man who was asked to leave a bar Friday night did so – for just long enough to grab a knife, which he used to slash tires and threaten people, Washington County sheriff’s deputies said.

Hillsboro’s Jonathan Lemarroy, 36, was charged with eight counts related to the incident at El Tapatio Restaurant at 18615 SW Farmington Road.

Deputies said Lemarroy was asked to leave the restaurant after getting into an argument with the staff, then returned with a large “Rambo-style” knife. They said he walked through the restaurant waving the knife at patrons and staff, threatening to kill them.

By the time deputies arrived around 10:45 p.m., Lemarroy had left. Police said on his way out, Lemarroy stabbed a tire on a car that had two people in it, and that they later found four cars and a bicycle with slashed tires.

The deputies used a K9 team to track Lemarroy to the Farmington Garden Apartments nearby. They said he fought back while being arrested, and suffered minor injuries.

Lemarroy was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of resisting arrest, menacing and  criminal mischief.