Woodstock 'Chainsaw Bandit' sentenced to seven years in jail
The clerk on duty at the Woodstock Plaid Pantry store at 11 p.m. on September 18th of last year will likely never forget being held up by a 6'1" armed robber brandishing a knife – and wielding a chainsaw. We reported that story last fall.
Police quickly located the suspect outside the store, seized his chainsaw as evidence, and booked 34-year-old Jonathon Lee Lathrop into jail on counts of First Degree Robbery and various weapons charges. No one was injured during the bizarre hold-up.
It took some time, but Lathrop finally had his day in court, where he pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree robbery and first-degree robbery before a Multnomah County Court judge on April 28.
Lathrop was sentenced to nearly seven years in custody for his crime, and was incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility on May 1. He'll be eligible for release in July, 2023, when he'll still face three years' post-prison supervision.