Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 am
Back in August, I reported on a disturbing road-rage case where Johnny Eschweiler intentionally ran down Ben Ramsdell while he rode his bike on Clinton Street in Southeast Portland (Eschweiler also ended up colliding with a second person on a bike, Timothy Mastne).
Now, the Oregonian has reported that Eschweiler was re-indicted on Tuesday. The Oregonian says Deputy District Attorney Kirsten Snowden presented new evidence to the grand jury — including the fact that Ramsdell has suffered permanent injuries — and they were successful in seeking tougher charges.
Because of the DA’s office, Eschweiler now faces two counts of attempted murder (in addition to first, second and third-degree assault charges).
The trial is set for mid-June.