Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – The man awaiting trial in the shooting
death of the Rainier police chief was in court yesterday in St.
Helens for refusing treatment for a self-inflicted head wound.
Lawyers for Daniel Butts asked a judge to address concerns over his
medical situation. KGW reports Butts stabbed himself in the head on
March 22 in jail and refused hospital treatment for the wound,
which became infected. Butts has pleaded not guilty to aggravated
murder in the January 2011 shooting of Rainier Police Chief Ralph
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A teen accused of trying to shoot rival gang
members in a drive-by shooting in Eugene has pleaded guilty to
felony unlawful use of a weapon. In return for the guilty plea,
prosecutors dropped attempted murder charges against 18-year-old
Daniel Sotelo-Rodriguez of Cottage Grove. The Register-Guard
reports he’s expected to be sentenced tomorrow to less than three
years in prison.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A mentally ill man who stabbed a clerk at
a Portland post office has been sent to Oregon State Hospital.
James Stephen Reagh was found to be guilty except for insanity for
the June 10 assault and was sentenced yesterday to 10 years of
supervision by state psychiatric officials. Reagh had followed a
woman into the post office where she asked for help. He stabbed a
clerk who tried to get him to leave.
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Police say an officer fired his weapon as
officers were responding to a report of an attempted break-in last
night at an apartment in Gresham. No one was hurt. Police took a
suspect into custody.
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