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DA says shooter to admit charges

A Clackamas County circuit judge next week will likely accept the guilty plea of a reportedly insane shotgun-wielding man who rained pellets on a neighbor’s house on Polk Street in Oregon City after shooting up his own duplex.

Police took a shotgun from 32-year-old Micah Boyd Anderson, whom neighbors say was hallucinating about intruders while off his medications.

by: PHOTO COURTESY: GAIL JACKSON - Shots were fired on July 16 into this Polk Street house in Oregon City. Micah Boyd Anderson is scheduled to accept a plea deal next week in Clackamas County Circuit Court.Deputy District Attorney Bryan Brock said he negotiated a way for Anderson, who was being held on a $45,000 bail, not to face a jury trial in Clackamas County Court. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, Anderson is scheduled to accept a plea bargain for two charges each of reckless endangerment and unlawful use of a weapon.

by: CCSO  - AndersonAccording to police, at around 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, shots were heard from the landing of Anderson’s duplex, 820 Polk St. While in his bedroom, he reportedly fired once in his apartment at the wall adjoining his neighbor’s bedroom. Then he fired once in his backyard, and his last shot allegedly went into a neighboring house, breaking a window and covering siding in shotgun pellets.

“It could have been a lot worse situation, and we were all very lucky that he did not hurt himself or anyone else in the neighborhood,” said Gail Jackson, the victim of the shooting who made a claim on her homeowner’s insurance to cover the damages. “I don’t think that someone who’s mentally ill should be allowed to own firearms, so I would certainly support a state law allowing police to confiscate weapons in such cases before they do damage.”

A couple in Anderson’s neighboring duplex unit, who went before the grand jury, made the original report.

“It did wake most people up in the neighborhood, but they didn’t hear anything else, so they didn’t think too much about it,” Jackson said.

She made her police report the following day.




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