A Raymond man who vnadalized a worksite and destroyed a dump truck agreed to a plea bargain in Pacific County Superior Court, according to a Sept. 11 press release from prosecutor Mark McClain.
Tanner Buchanan, 21, plead guilty to first degree malicious mischief with aggravating factors and taking a motor vehicle without permission, for his involvement in a mid-August incident that occurred on a logging raod near Lebam.
Buchanan’s sentencing is not scheduled until Oct. 23, 2015. But in a somewhat unusual move, Judge Michael Sullivan allowed Greg Olson, the Rosburg man who lost a major source of income when his dump truck was destroyed, to make an impassioned statement about what he lost as lost as a result of Buchanan’s actions.
“I’m sorry for vandalizing your truck. Sorry,” Buchanan said, in response to Olson’s statement.
In the release, McClain said Olson had agreed to the plea deal, which, if approved in October, will result in a three-month jail sentence, followed by a two-year treatment sentence alternative. Buchanan will remain in Pacific County Jail until sentencing.
Buchanan will be required to meet strict requirements for dealing with his substance-abuse issues.
“If Mr. Buchanan fails to complete the treatment that is outlined, he faces a significant prison sentence,” McClain said.
In other Superior Court news, Vet Bout, 46, of Raymond, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 62 months, followed by lifetime Department of Corrections Supervision for his molestation of a 10 year old female.
“The Indeterminant Sentence Review Board will determine when and under what circumstances Mr. Bout will be released from prison. He will only be released once that board, which operates much like a parole board, is satisfied he is no longer a risk to the community. The victim and victim’s family were supportive of this resolution,” McClain said.
James J. Olson, 29, of Grants Pass, Oregon entered a guilty plea to possession of a stolen vehicle and was sentenced to 14 months in prison. Olson was arrested after dispatchers received an alert to look out for Olson and a Ford 250 that had been reported stolen.
Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor located the vehicle and, following an interview with Olson, confirmed that he took the vehicle form Oregon. Olson waived extradition and will be returned to Oregon for warrants he had there.