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Three Arrested in Grant County Assault Investigation
Sergeant Gordon Larson
Oregon State Police - John Day
Office: (541) 575-1363 ext. 21

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Three people were arrested Tuesday after warrants were issued in relation to an assault investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) in Grant County. One person was arrested when OSP troopers and a Grant County deputy served a search warrant at a suspect's remote cabin, and two others were arrested by Pendleton police when they were spotted at their residence in that city.
The assault investigation involved allegations that on June 14, 2008 an adult female victim was assaulted by the suspects at a remote cabin owned by SIDNEY ALAN GILHAM, age 59, near the tiny town of Dale, south of Ukiah. The victim was transported to Blue Mountain Hospital where she was treated and released for her injuries sustained in the assault.
An OSP investigation was forwarded to the Grant County District Attorney's Office and warrants were subsequently issued.
On June 24th, OSP troopers and detectives from John Day, Pendleton and Baker City, along with a Grant County deputy, served a search warrant a GILHAM's cabin for evidence related to the assault investigation, firearms and game offenses. Evidence related to the assault as well as several firearms and evidence of deer poaching was located.
OSP troopers arrested GILHAM for one count of Assault in the Third Degree and one count of Assault in the Fourth Degree. He was lodged in Grant County Jail. Additional charges are pending related to other evidence found at the cabin.
On the same day, Pendleton police spotted two other wanted suspects in the assault investigation. SHELLY DELORIS SCHILER, age 24, and SHERRY JEAN SCHILER, age 25, from Pendleton, were arrested and lodged in Umatilla County Jail for Assault in the Third Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree. SHELLY SCHILER was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Both women are scheduled to be transported to Grant County Jail.