Pacific County Courthouse

Pacific County’s historic Courthouse in South Bend is the venue for Superior Court.

SOUTH BEND — One of five active recent murder cases in Pacific County has been resolved, and the killer will spend the next two decades behind bars. The sentencing hearing on Sept. 30 had a jam-packed Pacific County Superior Courtroom in front of Judge Donald J. Richter, where tensions ran high.

The sentencing of Jesse J. Bridges, 25, of Grayland, comes on the heels of a plea agreement that was worked out between Pacific County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Daniel Crawford and Bridges’ attorney, Jacob R. Clark, in which Bridges admitted to intentionally killing his friend Spencer Cheney.

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