Monday, December 12, 2011
Paul Lawayne Loyd came before Judge Paul Crowley Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. and admitted to his most recent charge of probation violation - following a recent mandate to leave the county which he subsequently violated.
Following a series of crimes, repeated jailings, releases and probation violations Loyd will now answer with additional jail time for his actions.
Crowley sentenced Loyd to 60 days in NORCOR with credit for time already served (25 days), and the potential for "good time credit" of up to 12 additional days, based on behavior while at NORCOR.
Noting that the 60-day sentence is "extraordinary" in length for Loyd's disorderly conduct charges, Crowley attempted to emphasize the seriousness of the judgement.
The sentence with its caveats equates to a new release date as soon as Dec. 28 - a date many of the proceeding attendees heard with disappointment.
The crowd included eight women from Hood River, all of whom claimed to have been harassed or frightened by Loyd.
"This is not just a harmless homeless man. This man has repeatedly harassed women and animals across several states," said Kristine Wilhelm, one of Loyd's victims.
Crowley, who heard Loyd's admission, stepped from the courtroom to review audiotape of Loyd's previous hearings prior to issuing the sentence.
Upon return, Crowley quoted Loyd's previous statements agreeing to leave the county or face jail time and warned Loyd that the next sentencing would "ratchet up" if he violated again once released.
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