Suspects in attack on Timbers fan arrested



PORTLAND — Authorities say two people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a Portland Timbers fan in downtown in April.

The Oregonian reports that 29-year-old Jennifer Marques and 21-year-old Uriel Vargas were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday.

Authorities say 40-year-old James Decker was in his car when he saw a group of San Jose Earthquakes fans walking toward Jeld-Wen Field to attend a match between Portland and San Jose. Decker told officers he yelled at the group and held up his Timbers scarf. Marques then ran towards the car, hit him in the face and tried to grab the scarf.

Police say Marques fell as Decker began driving away. When he stopped to check on her, a large group of men jumped onto the hood of his car, smashed the windshield and attacked him.

Marques faces assault, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, harassment and disorderly conduct charges.

Police said additional suspects have been identified and they may also face criminal charges.