Vancouver man sentenced in Portland hookah bar attack

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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Updated: January 3, 2013, 5:31 PM

 
photoMujo Selava, 22, of Vancouver Courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office
photoEldin Seferovic

A 22-year-old Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court in Oregon to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for attacking an 18-year-old man in July at a Portland-area hookah bar.

Mujo Selava pleaded guilty to third-degree felony assault. Codefendant Eldin Seferovic of Vancouver, who is accused of helping in the attack, will have a change-of-plea hearing in the case Jan. 22.

Judge Kirsten Thompson also required Selava to pay $15,000 toward the victim’s medical expenses, complete 40 hours of community service and receive alcohol and anger management treatment, said Bracken McKey, senior deputy district attorney. He is prohibited from contacting the hookah bar, Seferovic and the victim.

Washington County deputies responded to the fight, reported at 1:39 a.m. July 15 at the PDX Hookah Bar in the Raleigh Hills area. Witnesses told police Selava and Seferovic attacked the man after he talked to Selava’s girlfriend.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by a friend. He sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to police.

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