Former Vancouver man indicted in attempted murder case involving Corbett Ore woman

first_imgA Multnomah County, Ore., grand jury handed down a nine-count indictment against a former Vancouver man who is accused of attempting to kill a woman during a home-invasion last month in Corbett, Ore., Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Thursday.Pavel Y. Mikhay, 26, is set to appear Friday before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Angel Lopez to be arraigned on the indictment: one count of attempted murder, four counts of first-degree burglary, and one count each of first-degree assault, strangulation, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.An indictment is only an accusation of a crime; all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.The indictment, filed Thursday, alleges Mikhay unlawfully entered and remained in a residence Sept. 25 near the intersection of East Historic Columbia River Highway and Southeast Hurlburt Road in Corbett.According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim said she woke up to find Mikhay, whom she did not know, standing over her in her bedroom. A struggle ensued, during which Mikhay grabbed the victim’s neck and face and tried to smother her with a pillow.The indictment also alleges that during the break-in, Mikhay used a knife to assault the victim and attempted to kill her.Mikhay fled the residence and was captured by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 26 in the 2900 block of Thousand Acres Road in east Multnomah County.last_img