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With some charges taking place in Clackamas County, three face indictments in court and disciplinary review by the state. Washington County has fired two already.

One current and two former deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office are facing state disciplinary proceedings, following legal complaints recently filed against them in court for alleged off-duty incidents.

Two of the employees face indictments related to alleged domestic violence incidents, while another faces allegations of violating Oregon hunting laws. The alleged incidents are all apparently unrelated.

Court documents state that on March 5, Gary Jon Anderson, 62, subjected an adult family member to "offensive physical touch." The alleged harassment was in the presence of a minor, the charging document states.

Harassment is a Class B misdemeanor in Oregon, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.

Anderson is listed in court records as a Hillsboro resident, though the alleged offenses occurred in Clackamas County.

Todd Daniel Iverson, 55, is also accused of harassment stemming from an alleged domestic altercation on March 4. He also faces a charge of strangulation, with the criminal complaint against him alleging that he applied pressure to the throat or neck of the victim.

Both charges are misdemeanors. Strangulation is a Class A misdemeanor under state law, with a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and a $6,250 fine.

The WCSO said that it learned of the case after Forest Grove police officers brought Iverson into the county jail late that night.

Iverson is a Forest Grove resident, court records show.

Lastly, Deputy Ryan Lowell McKone, 37, faces a Class A misdemeanor in Washington County Circuit Court following an indictment that says he used bait while hunting geese near Sherwood on Feb. 7. It is illegal in Oregon to use bait to hunt game birds, as well as to use electronic or self-powered calls or decoys.

McKone is a Newberg resident, according to court records.

The courts system isn't the only institution that oversees potential violations by police officers in Oregon. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training also investigates alleged crimes to see if an officer's actions demonstrate an unfitness to serve the state.

A Clackamas County sheriff's deputy faced poaching charges last year after he was found in possession of bobcat carcasses without the proper ownership tags. While Deputy Brian Lister still has his police certification listed as active in state databases, his disciplinary decision is pending review by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

The DPSST approved an order by a lower policy board to take disciplinary action against Lister. While an administrative error initially cited the wrong state statutes as the reason for revoking Lister's certification, an amended order was passed, and state records indicate that the decision to revoke Lister's police certification will be final unless Lister appeals the decision.

The DPSST is also reviewing the three more recent cases involving the current and former Washington County deputies and will use a similar process to determine whether to revoke or maintain those officers' certifications.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it followed the appropriate measures once it learned of the charges against its employees.

Anderson and Iverson have both been fired from the agency. They were variable hour employees, meaning they weren't full-time and their employment with the county is at-will.

McKone, however, is a full-time deputy with the agency. He has been placed on paid administrative leave while his case is resolved in Washington County Circuit Court and reviewed by DPSST.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct a reference to Oregon's hunting statutes. Decoys and calls that are manually operated or wind-activated can be used while hunting, but the use of electronic or self-powered decoys and calls is illegal.


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