Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Southern Oregon man has been charged with
manslaughter in the shooting death of a roommate. The Medford Mail
Tribune says 26-year-old Dylan Ashmun was arrested after detectives
got a report of the death Wednesday as a suicide but got
conflicting stories from witnesses at the house in Eagle Point,
north of Medford. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Joseph
Faaeteete (fay-ah-TEE’-tay). He was found in the garage. Ashmun was
held on bail of more than $1 million.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 22-year veteran Portland police officer
has been arrested, accused of online sexual corruption of a child
and luring a minor. Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies arrested
Officer Scott Elliott on the job yesterday. Portland police say the
50-year-old officer was put on paid administrative leave without
police powers. They declined other comment. Elliott was taken to
the Multnomah County Detention Center. Bail was set at $500,000.
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – The man awaiting trial in the shooting
death of the Rainier police chief was in court Wednesday in St.
Helens for refusing treatment for a self-inflicted head wound.
Lawyers for Daniel Butts of Kalama, Wash., asked a judge to address
concerns over his medical situation. KGW reports Butts stabbed
himself in the head in January in the Columbia County Jail and
refused hospital treatment for the wound, which became infected.
The judge set a timetable to address the issue.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Initial test results show that the Oregon
governor’s mansion has elevated levels of radon gas in its
basement. The federal government says the radioactive gas is the
second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The Salem
Statesman Journal reports that monitors detected 6.2 picocuries per
liter of air in the basement’s billiard room and 4.8 in a storage
room. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends home
repairs if radon levels exceed 4 picocuries per liter.
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