Rowley-Butcher sentencing delayed

Change was to allow her to liquidate assets to repay district

Pamela Rowley-Butcher, who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.6 million from the Estacada Fire District over a span of 10 years, will not know her sentence until 9 a.m. Friday, June 6.

In a joint motion filed by Rowley-Butcher's attorney, Pat Birmingham, and Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Bryan Brock, sentencing was rescheduled from Friday, April 11.

The change in schedule was made to allow Rowley-Butcher, who served as the district's financial officer and worked there for 24 years, to liquidate assets, including her state pension, in order to repay the district.

'I think it's the right thing to do,' said Estacada Fire Chief Alan Hull. 'It makes sense.'

Rowley-Butcher and her husband, Kevin Butcher, signed over ownership of her Estacada house, which now must be vacated within 60 days, to the district. Sentencing will take place at the Clackamas County Circuit Court, 807 Main St., Oregon City.