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Hutchison pleads guilty on felony weapons charge

The 25-year-old John Day resident pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on April 24, 2017 5:47PM

Last changed on April 24, 2017 5:50PM


Joseph A. Hutchison pleaded guilty Monday to several charges related to pointing a firearm at a woman and child in December.

The 25-year-old John Day resident pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, according to his April 24 plea petition.

“On December 11, 2016 I unlawfully attempted to use a deadly weapon against Sierra Elliot,” Hutchison said in the document. “On the same date and as part of the same course of conduct I recklessly engaged in conduct by pointing and waving a loaded firearm at Sierra Elliot and Elijah Hutchison.”

Hutchison was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for time served and five years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $600 in fines. Two counts of menacing and one count of pointing a firearm at another were dismissed. Alcohol and drug, mental health and domestic violence assessments will be required, as well as the completion of any recommended treatment. Following the successful completion of probation without any violations, the court may consider reducing the felony charge to a misdemeanor.

Hutchison, who was a corrections deputy for Grant County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the incident, will also lose his right to possess firearms and ammunition because of the domestic violence conviction.



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