Portland police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting another person and stealing a truck, prompting cops and a police airplane to search for him.
Benjamin Hendricks, 30, was arrested in Northeast Portland and is facing charges of third-degree robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
Police said around 3:40 p.m. they received reports that a man, later identified as Hendricks, had approached another man at Northeast Prescott Drive and 134th Avenue. The victim, an employee at a landscaping company, was filling up a lawn mower with fuel and was standing near his trailer. Police said Hendricks kicked the man from behind, and the man fell down and hit his head on the concrete. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.
Police said Hendricks took the landscaping truck and trailer and drove away. Patrollers in a Portland police…