UPDATE posted at 5:30 p.m. May 28
News details are emerging in the investigation of a child stabbing.
Newport Police have released additional information concerning the investigation into a stabbing that has hospitalized a 6-year-old child.
On May 26, at approximately 6 p.m., Newport Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at the Agate Height Apartments located on NE 60th St. Initial information reported was that a six-year-old boy had ran to a neighbor’s apartment and told them his mother stabbed him.
It was reported that the juvenile had a visible stab wound and was covered in blood. The neighbor called police and began rendering aid to the child.
Responding officers located the juvenile victim in the neighbor’s apartment and confirmed that he was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers secured the scene and paramedics continued rendering aid to the child.
Officers identified the mother of the child as Nemoria Villagomez, 34, of Newport. Officers also learned that Villagomez had another small child in the apartment with her.
Officers went to Villagomez’ apartment and attempted contact with her. After receiving no response, officers entered the apartment to check the welfare of Villagomez and her child. Officers located a large amount of blood in the apartment living room. Officers searched the apartment and located Villagomez and a small child in a bedroom.
Villagomez was detained without incident. Her child was transferred to the care of paramedics. Villagomez was transported to the Newport Police Department for questioning.
Villagomez’ six-year-old son was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and later air transported to a Portland area hospital due to life threatening injuries. Her 14-month-old child was examined at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport and placed in the custody of DHS.
Villagomez was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:
- Aggravated Attempted Murder
- Attempted Murder
- Assault I, Assault II
- Assault III
- Criminal Mistreatment I
Villagomez’ bail was set at $1,100,000. The case remains under investigation.
Previous News Guard coverage posted at 8 a.m. May 28
CHILD STABBED: Mother arrested
A six-year-old Newport child is being treated for stab wounds at a Portland trauma center after police say the boy's mother stabbed him multiple times.
9-1-1 dispatchers received a call on Sunday, May 27, that the boy had run to a neighbor's house saying his mother had stabbed him.
Police arrived at the scene of the incident and arrested the mother, Nemoria Lynn Villagomez. She faces multiple charges including, assault and criminal mistreatment.
The child was taken by Life Flight helicopter to a Portland hospital for treatment.
Villagomez was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where she was still in custody as of Monday, May 28.