Oregon Teen: "I Did It" To TV, After Deputies Release Him
Here is why Analytical Interviewing is so critical in training.
Oregon teen tells TV crew covering roommate’s stabbing: ‘I did it’
Cody Clarkson admits to the local station that he knifed the 21-year-old victim after a drunken misunderstanding that turned into a violent fight.
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Oregon man was eventually arrested Sunday and charged in the Jan. 13 attack.
He did it: guilty as charged.
An Oregon man, who was arrested Sunday for stabbing his roommate, apparently thought he was in the clear shortly after the attack on Jan. 13, because he didn't quite keep quiet.
"I did it," Cody Clarkson, 18, said to local station KPTV in a televised interview the night of the crime. "It was a big misunderstanding is all, just drinking, fighting, trying to get to sleep before I go to school. He was making a lot of noise, names got called and that's it."
Clarkson was made the confession while talking to a reporter for the Portland Fox affiliate outside the Timber Creek apartments in Portland.
Cody Clarkson told the Portland Fox affiliate KPTV that he had stabbed his roommate.
Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3 a.m. His roommate, 21, was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
“Some of the details are a little unclear because of the alcohol involvement,” said Sgt. Vance Stimler, PIO at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. “They got together to drink and there was a physical altercation.
That night, deputies questioned and dismissed Clarkson. Police determined that the attack stemmed from a drunken argument that spiraled out of control.
Time for some Analytical Interviewing Training.
He was finally arrested for fourth-degree assault, booked at the Washington County Jail and released. He is slated to appear in court Jan. 30.