HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 6, 2020, a Washington County jury found Alan Daniel Scatamacchia guilty of second-degree assault, two counts of felony fourth-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, interference with making a report and second-degree theft. On August 10, 2020, Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced the defendant to 138 months in prison for these crimes. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner.

The defendant was staying as a guest at the victim’s apartment at the time of the attack. On April 15, 2020, the defendant became controlling and aggressive towards the victim. As a result, the victim called 911 asking police to remove the defendant from her apartment. While on the phone with 911, the defendant threatened the victim with a knife and said he was going to kill her. The defendant dropped the knife and the victim mistakenly believed that he had left the apartment. The defendant followed the victim into her bedroom and physically assaulted her with his fists multiple times. Audio of the attack was captured during the 911 call. After the attack, the defendant took the victim’s phone without her permission and left the apartment.  

The victim was aided by a neighbor who called 911. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for severe facial injuries.

A Tigard Police officer spotted the defendant parked in his vehicle in a nearby neighborhood about 30 minutes later. Evidence of the assault was visible on the defendant’s hands and shoes. When confronted, Mr. Scatamacchia initially denied the assault. When pressed further, the defendant threatened to assault the officer. He was arrested at the scene.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the bravery shown by the victim in this case. This office also thanks the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Tigard Police Department, and Metro West for their work.

In addition to the convictions previously listed, Mr. Scatamacchia also pleaded guilty to charges of attempted extortion and violation of a Court Stalking Protective Order. Investigators found that the defendant sent a threatening letter to a previous victim who currently has a lifetime Court Stalking Protective Order against Mr. Scatamacchia while he was in the Washington County Jail awaiting trial on the assault charges. Judge Butterfield sentenced Mr. Scatamacchia to 32 months in prison for these crimes. Of those 32 additional months, 12 will run consecutive with the original 138-month sentence for a total of 150 months in prison.

Mr. Scatamacchia will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
August 11, 2020