Two women who live in the same apartment complex in Northwest Portland this weekend were startled when they arrived home to find a strange man inside.
In two incidents, the man was masturbating when they encountered him, according to court documents.
Spear pushed an officer out of his way and tried to hide under a parked car in the area before he was arrested, prosecutor Christopher Ramras wrote in a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Spear is accused of two counts of private indecency, three counts of first-degree burglary, assaulting a public safety officer and second-degree escape.
On Saturday, one woman returned to her apartment and found a stranger sitting in her bedroom and rifling through her belongings, Ramras wrote. The woman told the intruder that she was going to contact security and the man ran off, police said.
That same day, another woman who lives in the same complex told police that she had found an unknown man in her apartment who was masturbating and asked her to help him, the affidavit said. The woman told him to leave and he did, but said he’d return later.
The next day, the man returned to that woman’s apartment, police said. She said she had left the front door slightly ajar and found him again inside, masturbating in front of her. He offered her money if she would “touch him,” Ramras wrote. The woman was able to alert another person in the apartment complex to call police.
When police arrived, officers walked into the apartment and found Spear.
“Spear ran at them and pushed them out of his way,” Ramras wrote in the affidavit.
Spear pushed Officer Nicole Miller off as she tried to grab him by his waist. Miller’s jaw hit a door jam and she required medical treatment at Portland Adventist Hospital, Ramras wrote.
Another officer pursued Spear and arrested him. He was booked into jail at 11:49 a.m. Sunday. Spear is being held on total bail of $210,000 at Multnomah County Detention Center.