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Circuit court updates March/April 2023

*All information presented herein is obtained from publicly available Oregon court and law enforcement records. The Oregon Public Records Law, as detailed in the Attorney General’s Public Records and Meeting Manual, allows public access to these records. Every individual named or referenced is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lebanon man gets nearly 90 years for sex abuse of minor

A 59-year-old Lebanon man was sentenced on April 7 to nearly 90 years in prison after being convicted on multiple charges of sexual abuse of a minor.
Wesley Clarence Wright was charged last year with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, five counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape.
All charges indicated the abuse took place over the course of five years with the same female under the age of 12.
He was found guilty by the court on all charges and sentenced to 1,075 months with the Oregon Department of Corrections, followed by a lifetime of post-prison supervision.

Circuit court updates

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Shelby Keith Brigham, Brent Edwards Bowers, Selina Renee Ford-Blackburn, Steven Michael Cooley, Michael Travis Flanigan, Jessica Jo Gambee, Matthew David Griner, Jeremy Cook Gross, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Dustin Neal Herron, Devin Michael Houseman, Matthew David Kroesing, James Andrew Linder, Christopher Lee Hurt, Faron Walter Kennedy, Mikel Vincent Lizama, Jay Boyd Marsh, Kasey Wayne Miller, Dustin James Phares, Colton Michael Robert Rictor, Rosemary O. Saviour, Joshua Joe Tallman and Darnell T. Wells.

Aaron Michael Barger, 37, was charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a burglary tool or theft device. Bail was set at $20,000. He was sentenced March 27 to 25 months with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections, 36 months post-prison supervision and a $200 fine based on a plea of no contest.

Chuck Earl Breshears, 54, was placed in the DUII diversion program on March 15 following a plea of guilty to reckless driving and DUII with a .25% BAC.

Rodney Allen Camper, 32, was sentenced March 30 to 30 days jail, 24 months supervised probation and $200 in fines based upon a plea of guilty to fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence and menacing constituting domestic violence. Other charges of first-degree rape and menacing were dismissed.

Jason Andrew Garmoe, 22, was charged March 24 with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving three females. One of the alleged victims is under 14, another is under 18, and the age of the third was unidentified. Bail was set at $50,000.

Bryan James Hortt, 41, was sentenced March 17 to 18 months bench probation and a $100 fine based on a plea of no contest to menacing constituting domestic violence. A charge of fourth-degree assault was dismissed.

Dakota Alan Ray House, 19, was charged April 6 with unauthorized use of a vehicle, reckless driving and two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer. Bail was set at $5,000.
In separate cases involving different alleged victims, he was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, reckless driving and two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude; unauthorized use of a vehicle; four counts of identity theft; four counts of identity theft; and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, second-degree theft and two counts of computer crime.

Wesley Alan House, 39, was charged March 17 with third-degree theft and two counts of first-degree forgery.

John David Hutchings, 29, was sentenced March 3 to 60 days jail, 18 months with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections, 36 months post-prison supervision, and $400 in fines based on a plea of no contest to criminally negligent homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. Other charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment, endangering the welfare of a minor and three counts of second-degree child neglect were dismissed.

Kaitlyn Rose Hutchings, 24, was sentenced March 3 to 90 days jail, 36 months supervised probation and $400 in fines based on a plea of no contest to criminally negligent homicide and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. Other charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment, endangering the welfare of a minor and three counts of second-degree child neglect were dismissed.

Christopher Allen Jackson, 29, was charged March 9 with second-degree criminal trespass, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon. He posted 10% of a $5,000 bail.

Matthew David Kroesing, 24, was charged March 7 with attempting to use a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct.

Jose Lemus-Lopez, 45, identified as homeless, was charged April 6 with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree theft and giving false information to an officer in connection with a citation or warrant. Court documents indicate the defendant allegedly entered a building and attempted to destroy a cash register and ATM, and attempted to steal a credit card reader. Bail was set at $15,000.

Hector Miguel Lopez-Nunez, 37, was charged March 27 with first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The allegations involve two females under the age of 12.

Ross Alan Meekins, 37, was charged April 11 with interference with making a report, strangulation constituting domestic violence, fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, strangulation, fourth-degree assault and first-degree criminal mistreatment. Court records indicate allegations involving a female and a minor. Bail was set at $25,000.

Nakota James Mullins, 21, was charged March 22 with private indecency, endangering the welfare of a minor, luring a minor and first-degree attempted sexual abuse. Court documents include allegations that the defendant exposed his genitals with intent to arouse a person who did not consent to the exposure, attempted to lure a person under the age of 10 to engage in sexual conduct, attempted sexual contact with the person, and induced, caused or permitted the victim to witness an act of sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse. Bail was set at $25,000.
In a separate case, Mullins was charged March 29 with computer crime for allegedly attempting to use a computer device to steal an intimate image of a female.

James Edward Nauta, 65, was sentenced March 7 to five days jail, 18 months bench probation and a $100 fine based on a no-contest plea to public indecency for masturbating in view of a public place.

Joshua Eino Pruitt, 27, was charged April 10 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal mischief.

David L. Rood, 48, was charged April 7 with first-degree attempted aggravated theft, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass for allegedly attempting to steal a $10,000 trailer.

Derrek Leo Reynolds, 54, of Sweet Home, was charged March 23 with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. Bail was set at $250,000. Court documents indicate the defendant allegedly tried to murder Brian Clay Thompson, of Lebanon, and, in doing so, caused serious physical injury to him. According to Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a fight occurred between two males (one was an ex-boyfriend and the other a current boyfriend of an involved female). An altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed in the chest.

Kenneth Michael Schneider, 31, was charged March 13 with DUII, reckless driving, five counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle without driving privileges or violation of licensing restrictions and failure to install an ignition interlock device.
Schneider was placed in the DUII Diversion program from May 31, 2022 to May 30, 2023 after pleading no contest to DUII with a .19% BAC. The State moved to revoke his diversion agreement based on the recent case.

Ryan Matthew Scott Sr., 38, was charged March 29 with strangulation constituting domestic violence and harassment. Bail was set at $10,000. He also has cases from 2019 and 2021 for two counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, a total of four counts of felon in possession of a restricted weapon and failure to appear.

Joseph Robert Vargas Jr., 38, was sentenced March 15 to one year suspension of a driver’s license, five days jail, 18 months supervised probation and $300 in fines based on a plea of no contest to fleeing or attempting to elude an officer (a felony) and recklessly endangering another person. Charges of reckless driving and failing to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged were dismissed.

Devin Shawn Walling, 26, was sentenced April 4 to two days jail, 24 months supervised probation and a $100 fine based on a plea of no contest to fourth-degree assault.

Ashley Mae Waters, 33, was charged March 15 with first-degree burglary. Bail was set at $20,000. She was sentenced March 31 to 22 months with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections and 12 months post-prison supervision based on a plea of no contest.

Lamar Lavonne Wilson, 33, was sentenced March 10 to nine years with the Oregon Dept. of Corrections, 60 months post-prison supervision based on a plea of guilty to third-degree sodomy and three counts of third-degree rape of a female under 16 years old.