HILLSBORO, Oregon — An Oregon judge has decided the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread is guilty except for insanity on two counts of third-degree assault and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/6Lb1zZ ) the charges stemmed from a Nov. 14 confrontation with Washington County deputies. Dave Dahl was accused of leading the deputies on a half-mile chase and ramming two patrol cars. Three deputies had non-life-threatening injuries. The weapon in the case was the SUV.
Washington County Circuit Judge Kirsten Thompson reviewed police reports, psychological evaluations and toxicology reports before ruling Friday. The judgment does not count as a conviction, but puts Dahl in the jurisdiction of the state Psychiatric Security Review Board.
On Dec. 8, the judge will decide whether to send the 51-year-old Dahl to the state hospital or allow him to remain on conditional release.
The face of the Milwaukie, Oregon-based whole grain bread company has a criminal history that includes 15 years in and out of prison.
Prosecutor Chris Quinn said doctors for both the state and defense determined Dahl was not mentally sound at the time of his run-in with deputies.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
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