PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Koryn Daniel Kraemer, 25, has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree.
The charge stems from an incident shortly after 2:00 am on January 3, on the Cleveland TriMet MAX platform area off Northeast 8th Street in Gresham. Kraemer allegedly approached a man, 78, at the platform and physically attacked him. Kraemer allegedly bit and chewed off the victim’s ear and some skin in the area of the victim’s ear and face.
Gresham police officers and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the incident and arrested Kraemer. In a subsequent interview with law enforcement, Kraemer stated that he believed the victim was a “robot” trying to kill him based on how the victim smelled. Kraemer further stated that he spit out the flesh of the victim that he had consumed and that the responding law enforcement had saved his life by separating him from “the robot”. He admitted to consuming alcohol, cannabis, and fentanyl pills.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges, including an offense for which Oregon law permits pretrial detention, and is requesting that Kraemer remain in custody and be held without bail.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Kraemer is innocent unless and until proven guilty.