Sunday afternoon just before 5pm, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 64000 block of the Old Bend-Redmond Hwy for a reported assault. Upon arrival, deputies found Terry Trask, 63 had been assaulted by his roommate with a hammer and his fists
During the investigation, deputies learned Trask and Matthew Planteen, 34, were roommates and had a disagreement the previous day over Planteen moving out. Planteen reportedly assaulted Trask with a hammer at about 3:30 Sunday morning while he was asleep in bed. After the initial assault, Planteen dragged Trask around the house while continuing to strike him with the hammer. Trask was finally able to get access to his phone and called some friends around 4:00pm. Upon arriving at the home home Trask’s friends, realizing what had taken place, called 911 and armed themselves with a baseball bat and held Planteen at bay until deputies arrived.
Trask was transported to Saint Charles Medical Center with serious injuries. Planteen was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault, Kidnapping, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempted Escape, Tampering with Evidence and Resisting Arrest. Bail: Nearly a half-million dollars. No photo available.