Assault charges filed in Hawthorne Park stabbing

Police have charged a Medford man with two counts of first-degree assault for his suspected stabbing of two 22-year-old men at Hawthorne Park shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Daniel Dwayne Logsdon, 27, was arrested Wednesday on a parole violation and a charge of failure to register as a sex offender after investigators linked him to the stabbing. He is still jailed without bail on the parole violation, and the other charges carry bail of $2.25 million.

Police suspect that Logsdon, who was at the park with two 17-year-olds, a boy and a girl, got into a dispute with the pair of 22-year-olds and a fight erupted in which Logsdon pulled a knife.

One of the victims with a knife wound to his abdomen walked to Royal Avenue near Spring Street before collapsing. When police arrived, he told them his friend was still in the park near the pool with stab wounds to his arm and abdomen. Both were taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center, where both required surgery.

— Anita Burke

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