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Arrest Made In Overnight Knife Assault, APD Press Release Case #15-3575

Contact:  Deputy Chief Warren Hensman                                                  Released:  12/16/15
Phone: 541.482.5211                                                                            Case Number: 15-3575
Diana Lynn Zeman was arrested early Wednesday morning for assaulting an Ashland man with a knife. The Ashland man, a local transient, left the warming shelter located at 73 Winburn Way at approximately 3:45 a.m. and made his way toward the Ashland Plaza.  Shortly thereafter, the male was confronted by Zeman in the area of 40 North Main Street where he was menaced multiple times with a knife.  The male fended off Zeman for short period of time, however sustained multiple lacerations during the confrontation.  The male fled to the Ashland Police Contact Station in an attempt to find police assistance.
The male victim was treated for non-life threatening lacerations at Ashland Community Hospital and later released. Although this is a very serious incident, APD would like to remind the public that incidents of this nature in Ashland are rare.   Zeman was booked into the Jackson County Jail on multiple felony crimes including Attempt Murder, Assault 1, Robbery 1 and Menacing.  The motive for the attack remains under investigation.  During the investigation detectives determined one or two uninvolved people were in the area at the time of the assault and may have witnessed the incident.
If anyone has information about the assault, or know of anyone who may have witnessed the incident, they are encouraged to call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211.  You can
also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at

Ashland Police Department
1155 East Main Street,
Ashland, Oregon 97520 ∙ (541) 488-2211


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