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Woodburn man pleads guilty to robberies

Jack Marvin, 20, receives 10-year prison sentence


by: PHOTO COURTESY OF MARION COUNTY JAIL - Jack Marvin, 20, of Woodburn, was arrested March 20 and later confessed to three armed robberies in the area. He pleaded guilty and has received the minimum sentence of 90 months in prison.A Woodburn man accused in a string of three armed robberies at area businesses earlier this year has pleaded guilty and received more than the mandatory minimum sentence under Oregon’s Measure 11.

Earlier this month, Jack Robert Marvin, 20, of Woodburn, entered guilty pleas to the three felony charges of first-degree robbery that had been filed against him, according to court records.

Three additional charges of unlawful use of a weapon were dismissed.

Under Measure 11, first-degree robbery carries a minimum sentence of seven and a half years (or 90 months) in the Oregon Department of Corrections. However, Marvin actually received a sentence of 10 years (120 months), through a plea agreement with the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

He was also given three years of post-prison supervision.

Marion County prosecutor John Turner said he could hav asked for the three 90-month sentences to run consecutively, which would have placed Marvin in the custody of the state penal system for more than 22 years, but he declined due to the fact that the defendant had no prior criminal record.

"It was a bizarre case," Turner said. "You don't often see guys come out of the blue and rob three places with a handgun — thank goodness."

Marvin was arrested March 20, mere hours after he reportedly robbed Washington Federal on North Cascade Drive at gunpoint.

While in custody, Marvin confessed to the Washington Federal theft as well as the robberies at Maps Credit Union on March 4 and Domino’s Pizza on Feb. 3, according to police statements at the time.

“We’re excited,” Capt. Jason Alexander of the Woodburn Police Department said at the time of the arrest.

“Any time you’re able to make an arrest of this caliber where there’s someone who’s terrorizing citizens and employees of businesses, and you’re able to put that to an end and give people some closure, that’s a good feeling for us.”

Marion County Jail records show Marvin was released into state custody June 12.



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