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Marion County DA Office Concludes Criminal Charges Not Appropriate Against Richard Gillmore
Marion County District Attorney's Office
Phone: (503) 588-5222
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Following an investigation by Oregon State Police into allegations of potential criminal conduct by RICHARD TROY GILLMORE while incarcerated with the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Marion County District Attorney's Office has concluded that criminal charges are not appropriate.
The investigation looked into allegations of Harassment, a class B Misdemeanor, in which verbal threats were allegedly made toward a witness. Specifically, the Harassment statute (ORS 166.065 ( c )) requires that a defendant intentionally harass or annoy another by subjecting another to alarm by conveying a telephonic, electronic or written threat to inflict serious physical injury on that person or to commit a felony involving the person or property of that person or any member of that person's family, which threat reasonably would be expected to cause alarm.
The Marion County District Attorney's Office concluded that because the alleged threat was overheard by inmate witnesses and not telephonically, electronically or in written form as required by the statute, it would be impossible to prove any criminal offense beyond a reasonable doubt.
"While it does not meet the legal threshold required for criminal prosecution, it is cause for deep concern for public safety," said Marion County Deputy District Attorney Paige E. Clarkson.