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Rapp shooting case set for late August trial

Defense attorney expects a ‘whodunnit case.’

By Richard Hanners

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on February 23, 2018 4:39PM

Kevin Rapp

Kevin Rapp

A trial date has been set for the John Day man who is accused of shooting a Eugene man at the Dixie Creek Campground on Oct. 16, 2017.

Kevin J. Rapp, 32, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. His bail was reduced to $175,000 on Jan. 16, and he remains in Grant County Jail.

Rapp’s attorney, Rob Raschio, appeared via video from Baker County during a status hearing before Grant County Circuit Court Judge William D. Cramer Jr. on Feb. 22. Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter appeared in court.

Raschio said Carpenter had presented an offer on Feb. 21, but Raschio had recently received a lengthy report from the state crime lab that included new discovery evidence, which he needed to review.

With that said, Raschio said he was prepared to set a schedule for future hearings and a trial. Carpenter suggested a trial could last one to one-and-a-half weeks. Raschio agreed.

“It’s a whodunnit case,” Raschio said, and would take a little time to try.

Cramer set a plea hearing for 8:30 a.m. March 29 and set a trial date of Aug. 20-31.

Raschio said he wasn’t sure if the case could be resolved before the trial date and added that he would need at least a day for presenting motions.


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