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Circuit court updates thru mid-Sept. 2022

Regina Deangela Bridges, 33, was charged Aug. 17 with third-degree and fourth-degree assault for allegations of causing injury to an adult male and a child under 10 years old.

David Russell Coats, 40, was found guilty Sept. 8 of second- and third-degree sex abuse for crimes against a teenage female in 2018. Court documents indicate that Coats waived his right to a jury trial. He was sentenced to the custody of the county jail for 180 days, the custody of Oregon Dept. of Corrections for 41 months, 36 months post-prison supervision, $300 in finess, and an order to register as a sex offender. Imprisonment time will be concurrent.

Jared Wayne Colvin, 21, was found guilty Aug. 25 of strangulation constituting domestic violence and tampering with a witness based on a no-contest. Two other counts of strangulation were dismissed. He was sentenced to 50 days of jail, 24 months probation and a $200 criminal fine. Further proceedings are scheduled Nov. 10.

George Earl Scott Dunn, Jr., 19, was charged Aug. 16 with first-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest for allegedly damaging property valued at $1,000 or more.

Joshua Rolland Gabel, 45, pleaded no contest Aug. 22 to DUII. He was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 72 hours of jail, 36 months bench probation and one year suspension of his driver’s license. His BAC was .14%. A reckless driving charge was dismissed.

Bail for Jared Landon Hamer, 38, was set Sept. 1 at $5,000. He is charged with felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of firearms, felon in possession of a restricted weapon and failure to appear.

Jeffrey Alexander McNees, 29, was charged Sept. 8 with third-degree theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and criminal driving while suspended or revoked. The allegations involve theft of returnable cans and a vehicle, and damage to property of a Linn County Sheriff vehicle.

Klarisa Dawn Miller, 19, was charged Aug. 12 with DUII, reckless driving, two counts of fourth-degree assault and two counts of criminal mischief.

James Frank Newport, 33, was charged Sept. 12 with fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing constituting domestic violence for allegations of injuring a female in the presence of a child on Sept. 8. Bail was set at $50,000. He was also charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and second-degree disorderly conduct for allegations of discharging a firearm and endangering two people. Bail for that case was set at $100,000.

Cody Norman, 30, was charged Aug. 15 with strangulation and fourth-degree assault, both constituting domestic violence. Bail was set at $20,000.

Andrew Steven Poteet, 35, submitted a plea deal Aug. 24 of guilty to a DUII charge, and no contest to two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, with a reckless driving charge to be dismissed. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

Manuel Raya-Alvarado, 39, was sentenced Aug. 5 to 90 days suspension of his driver’s license and 12 months bench probation for reckless driving based on a no contest plea. A charge of DUII was diverted.

Timofey Nikolayevich Samoylich, 40, was charged Sept. 9 with unlawful possession of heroin (at least five grams), a Class B felony. He has another open case, with trial set in November, for 2019 allegations involving heroin and methamphetamine.

The case against Jerrod Slade Schooley was dismissed after a grand jury did not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with fourth-degree assault.

Jason Andrew Scott, 34, entered an Aug. 23 plea petition of no contest to unlawful use of a weapon, with an agreement the charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, menacing, felon in possession of a firearm and another charge of unlawful use of a weapon be dismissed. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 16.

Jason Robert Skyles-Lutzi, 26, is petitioning a no contest plea on a DUII and recklessly endangering another person, with the dismissal of the reckless driving charge.

Tiffani Kendra Stubblefield, 33, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 18 months bench probation for second-degree theft and four counts of identity theft based on a no contest plea.

On Sept. 6, Joshua Joseph Tallman, 32, pleaded no contest to fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged, and failure to appear. A charge of reckless driving was dismissed. He was sentenced to suspension of a driver’s license for one year, 11 months in the custody of the Oregon Dept. of Corrections (concurrent with a separate case), 20 days with County Jail, and 24 months probation. On Sept. 12 the court found Tallman violated his probation when he committed these crimes, and he was sentenced to prison for 18 months.

Christina Ann Watts, 34, was charged on Sept. 8 with first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft. Watts has other pending charges of burglary and some misdemeanors.

On Sept. 7 Emily Rose Whittier, 39, was acquitted on a charge of fourth-degree assault.

John Paul Wood, 53, was sentenced on Aug. 22 to 48 hours jail, 24 months bench probation, $1,000 fine and suspension of driver’s license for one year following a guilty plea to DUII. His BAC was .16%. Charges of reckless driving and refusal to take a test for intoxicants were dismissed.