Around the state


10 officers on leave after shooting — Ten officers fired their guns during an encounter with an off-duty police officer at his home in Washington County and have been put on leave, authorities said. A Washington County sheriff’s deputy suffered a minor wound Sunday night, and Hillsboro Officer Timothy Cannon was arrested on an attempted aggravated murder charge. Cannon, 46, was off duty at his home in Forest Grove, The Oregonian reported. Officials haven’t described exactly what happened. Officers responded to Cannon’s home after his wife reported domestic violence. They entered the home and gunshots were fired. Neighbors told The Oregonian they heard as many as 16 shots. One neighbor reported hearing eight in rapid succession followed by another eight. “We’re dealing with a situation following a very volatile domestic disturbance,” said Capt. Mike Herb of the Forest Grove police. The Forest Grove officers on leave amount to a quarter of the city’s force. Herb said the agency will use “creative scheduling” so that residents will not see a gap in service.

Man accused of filming coworker breast-pumping — Authorities arrested a Portland man accused of placing a pen camera in a co-worker’s office to obtain video of her using a breast pump. Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said Tuesday that Russell Kent Gordon was fired Jan. 15, the day after the woman discovered the camera on her desk and alerted supervisors. The 44-year-old information technology employee was arrested Friday on charges of burglary and invasion of privacy. He was booked into the Multnomah County jail and released on his own recognizance. Simpson says detectives are not aware of any additional victims.

Man accused of kidnap attempt — Authorities say a man accused of trying to drag a woman into his car in Medford attempted to lure at least two other women into his vehicle in the week before he was arrested. The Medford Mail Tribune reported that 39-year-old Fidel Flores-Avalos of Talent was arrested Saturday on an attempted kidnapping charge. Police said that on Jan. 13, he tried to coax a 22-year-old Medford woman walking through a parking lot into his car. Then, police say, he got out, grabbed her and tried to force her into the passenger seat. She escaped. A police spokesman says he’s suspected of trying to talk two other women into his car since then, but his behavior in those incidents wasn’t criminal. A fourth woman reported similar attempts over several months.

Former jailer takes plea bargain — A former Benton County jail sergeant who was accused of grabbing two inmates by the throat has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports Shawn Spevacek had been charged with official misconduct and assault but pleaded guilty last week to a count of harassment. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 60 hours of community service and ordered to complete an anger management course. In the plea bargain, he surrendered his public safety officer certification, which had lapsed. In the spring, he was accused in two separate incidents, and he resigned. At sentencing, he read a statement that discussed the stress of working in a jail and said keeping the pressure of the job from his family was a mistake.

Terrorism trial delayed — The trial of Oregon terrorism suspect Mohamed Mohamud was set to resume Tuesday, but it will be delayed at least a day because one of the lawyers is sick. Mohamud is accused of attempting to detonate a bomb at a Portland Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in November 2010. The bomb was a fake supplied by an undercover FBI agent, and the public was never in danger. The second week of the trial is now tentatively set to begin today.

— From wire reports