August 9, 2013
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A Cave Junction-area woman was sentenced Thursday to 5 years in prison by a Josephine County Circuit Court judge following her guilty plea to several charges related to an Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation in November 2012 in which she shot at two people in a vehicle on her property. Neither person was injured but a dog in the pickup's bed was shot and killed.
On August 8, 2013, ROBIN LAVON SMITH, age 44, pled guilty to two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Menacing. On November 9, 2012 at approximately 4:49 p.m., OSP troopers were dispatched to a report of shots fired call at 877 Dick George Road in the Cave Junction area. Subsequent investigation indicated that two people in a pickup arrived at the property occupied by ROBIN LAVON SMITH, age 44, and her two teenage children. The two people, an adult male and adult female, were acquainted with SMITH and came to retrieve a hand tool that had recently been left outside the residence.
After retrieving the hand tool, the adult male was returning to the pickup when SMITH came outside and fired one shot from a handgun narrowly missing him. The male got into the passenger side of the pickup and as they were leaving two more rounds were fired from the handgun. One of the 3 shots entered the pickup bed and struck a dog, killing it.
The initial investigation by OSP Criminal Investigation Division detectives and patrol troopers led to SMITH's arrest on several charges.
OSP Detective Jess Elzy was the lead investigator in this case.
Questions should be directed to Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
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