A Klamath Falls man has been charged with Measure 11 assault after allegedly injuring another man during an attack at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.
Alexander John Postlethwait, 34, was arrested June 2 for a parole violation and, while in custody, another man told police Postlethwait allegedly attacked him June 1 at the fairgrounds.
The victim, 29, said he was punched in the head and face six or seven times. He suffered a broken jaw, cracked chin bone and cracked orbital bone and required facial reconstruction surgery.
Postlethwait pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree assault. He faces at least 70 months in prison if convicted.
Prior to this, Postlethwait was sentenced to 16 months in prison in October for threatening a man with a club outside the victim’s house. If he is in violation of his parole, he may return to prison to serve the rest of his sentence.
Postlethwait’s history of previous arrests does not include assault, however he has been apprehended numerous times for various property crimes, drug offenses and DUII.