Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Police say a missing California teenager who met a Washington state man online has turned up at a McDonald’s on the Oregon coast and reported she’d been abducted. Police say the 15-year-old girl from Sanger, California, walked into the Astoria restaurant to notify authorities. The girl has been placed in protective custody.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend while they hiked in the Columbia River Gorge six years ago. The Bend Bulletin reports that 40-year-old Stephen Nichols is expected to stand trial in May or June of next year on a murder charge in the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend Rhonda Casto, who fell 100 feet on a steep, narrow path. Casto’s family members declined requests for comment.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities worried that violence might result from a domestic dispute in a Wallowa Mountains community called in an Oregon State Police SWAT team, but secured a woman and her son before the team could get into action. Wallowa County’s Sheriff Steve Rogers says a man reported armed with a handgun, shotgun and rifle made threats against his girlfriend and sheriff’s deputies.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man involved in the 2012 killing of his grandfather pleaded no contest to aggravated murder. The Roseburg News-Review reports that as part of the deal, 25-year-old Jonathan Lackey will be serving life in prison without possibility of parole, plus an additional 210 months. Lackey is accused of shooting at officers who came to question him at Casa Loma Motel about his 71-year-old grandfather Richard Casebeer’s death.
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