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Woman allegedly stabbed man with syringe

A Medford woman has been jailed after allegedly assaulting a man with a syringe.

Donea Odell Murdoch, 27, of the 400 block of East 12th Street, faces charges of second- and fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence and unlawful use of a weapon. 

She was lodged Wednesday in the Jackson County Jail on $100,000 bail.

According to an indictment, Murdoch caused physical injury to David Roy Evenson with a syringe on or about Sept. 1.

The relationship between the two is not clear from court documents.

In 2012, Murdoch, who was then named Donea Odell Morris, was convicted of third-degree assault for stabbing a different man, Brendan Shaun Murdoch, who was her boyfriend at the time.

Brendan Murdoch was treated for his injuries after checking himself into the emergency room at Providence Medford Medical Center.

He initially told police he had been jumped by unknown attackers in Hawthorne Park. He claimed the attackers stabbed him in the torso and fled.

Officers canvassed the park, but were unable to find witnesses or proof an attack had occurred.

Brendan Murdoch then confessed that he and his girlfriend Donea Odell Morris had gotten into a fight at their apartment and injured each other.

Brendan Murdoch was convicted of fourth-degree assault and harassment in the case, court records show.

Donea Odell Murdoch previously was convicted of fourth-degree assault in a case involving a female victim, failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license.

Reach staff reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@mailtribune.com. Follow her at www.twitter.com/VickieAldous.

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