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Hayden Landry Davis to serve more than six years after attempted burglary and assault on a sheriff's deputy in the jail in Hillsboro.



Hayden Landry Davis was sentenced to more than six years in state prison in connection with an assault on a sheriff's deputy in the Washington County Jail and an attempted burglary and criminal mischief in Beaverton.

Judge Andrew Erwin announced the 74-month sentence on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Washington County Circuit Court.

COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Hayden Landry Davis, sentenced to 74 months in state prison in connection with an assault on a jail deputy and an attempted home break-in in Beaverton.The crimes were prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jason Ring.

Davis pleaded guilty on Sept. 17 to the assault. A jury found Davis guilty on Sept. 19 of first-degree attempted burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Erwin determined that Davis violated terms of his probation after previous criminal convictions.

Davis will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

The chain of events began on Feb. 20, when a Beaverton resident was home with his young child and heard the doorbell ring twice. He did not answer. Then he heard a crashing sound and saw Davis smashing a sliding-glass door with a hammer and trying to enter. He scared Davis off, but Davis injured himself and left DNA at the scene.

Sheriff's deputies and Beaverton police caught up to Davis not far from the scene, based on a description by the intended victim and a cut on Davis's hand. Davis initially denied the break-in attempt, according to the district attorney, but later admitted to smashing the door. He led police to where the hammer was hidden.

Several weeks later, on March 31, Davis was in the jail in Hillsboro when he attacked a deputy. He was housed in a unit of the jail where inmates are allowed recreational time and can roam an area freely.

Video footage showed Davis approaching the deputy from the rear as the deputy was helping another inmate. Davis punched the deputy several times. The deputy fought back, and with help from other inmates, subdued Davis. The deputy had minor injuries.

In addition to his prison time, Judge Erwin also recommended that Davis pursue mental health and substance abuse programs while in prison. Erwin also ordered Davis to pay $571 in restitution to his victims and barred him from having any contact with them. Erwin also imposed a total of $500 in fines and ordered that Davis undergo two years of post-prison supervision upon his release.


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