Life sentence — A Marion County prosecutor says a 30-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Salem man in 2011. Deputy District Attorney Matt Kemmy says Nicky Dave Chavez was sentenced Friday in Circuit Court after pleading no contest to charges that included aggravated murder and kidnapping. The sentence carries a mandatory minimum of 30 years before Chavez is eligible for parole. Police said Chavez and another man lured 23-year-old David Polanco to an apartment on Oct. 16, 2011, bound him with duct tape, robbed him and shot him several times.
Police officer payout — A federal jury has awarded a former sergeant $750,000 in a lawsuit over his departure from the Roseburg police force. The Roseburg News-Review reports that Gregrey Fetsch argued the city didn’t give him a chance to clear his name before forcing him to quit and then made public the results of an internal investigation into his conduct. The investigation cleared him of wrongdoing but concluded he’d been dishonest during the investigation. A state board declined to revoke Fetsch’s law enforcement license.
Pot arrests — Oregon State Police say they found 13 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a car driven by a Washington state man near Klamath Falls. The driver, Samuel Alcalan of Yakima, Wash., was cited and released. One of his passengers, Mario Serrano-Lopez, of Wapato, Wash., was booked in the Klamath County Jail. Each faces one charge of unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
— From wire reports