- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man accused of stabbing a Portland police officer in the hand has pleaded not guilty to attempted aggravated murder, second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/WF1Ri8 ) that 55-year-old David James Ellis appeared in court Tuesday and arraigned on the allegations.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says Ellis stabbed Officer Jose Jimenez in the hand Sunday after the officer and his partner suspected the man was trying to burglarize a police contact office.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jimenez fell backward, injuring his right hand and wrist, at which point Ellis jumped on top of the officer and tried to stab him in the chest. The partner, Officer Scott Konczal, then fired a shot that hit Ellis.

Ellis is scheduled to return to court July 15.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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