Oregrown Industries LLC canceled its sponsorship of freestyle skier John Spriggs after his arrest on charges of burglary and assault Wednesday morning in Bend.
Spriggs, 28, was held in Deschutes County jail pending arraignment on two counts each of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault, according to Bend Police. Police arrested Spriggs around 5:30 a.m. in response to a call to 82 NW Riverside Blvd., according to a news release.
According to police, Spriggs refused to leave an apartment there and assaulted two women residents. The women locked themselves in a bathroom while Spriggs broke items in the apartment, the release states.
Spriggs left the apartment, kicked in the door to an nearby apartment, awoke the residents there and demanded return of a hoodie, according to police.
Police found Spriggs nearby. He had been drinking, according to the release.
Spriggs was signed in February by Oregrown, a marijuana company with a NW Wall Street dispensary and growing and processing facility near Tumalo, to represent the company.
Spriggs in February said he lives much of the year in his camper, traveling place to place in search of fresh snowfall. Police described Spriggs as a transient who holds a Montana driver’s license.
“We are extremely troubled by these charges,” an Oregrown representative stated in an email Wednesday morning. “Immediately upon learning the news, we canceled our sponsorship of John Spriggs. Oregrown expects all of our athletes to exhibit responsible and respectful behavior on and off the mountain at all times.”
— Bulletin staff report