"Hatchet" victim released

Cody Bradshaw, 28, has been released from PeaceHealth Medical Center in Cottage Grove after sustaining injuries in relation to a reported hatchet attack on Tuesday, June 20. 

According to Bradshaw, he was struck in the left eyebrow with the hammer side of what was described as a hatchet. He was taken to the hospital with swelling above his left eye, a scratch on the left side of his jaw and complaints of rib pain. His companion dog was transported to his home by Cottage Grove Police. 

Authorities noted in a press release on Wednesday, "In spite of an exhaustive search by multiple officers and numerous witness interviews, the suspects were not located.  They were last seen headed toward nearby Interstate 5."

 The suspects are described as one white female with long hair worn in dreadlocks, and two white males also with long hair, but unknown if worn in dreadlocks.  All three suspects were reportedly wearing multi-colored clothing and they had a dog with them.

 The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cottage Grove Police Department at 541-942-9145.