Man gets 2 years for assaulting Ore. officer, teen

Published:

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The second of two men charged in an assault on a teenager and a police officer has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Oregonian reported that 23-year-old Leegabe Littlewhirlwind pleaded guilty to assault and assault on a public safety officer near the Tualatin Community Park boat ramp last April.

Police responding to a call found that a 17-year old had been hit in the face and thrown in the Tualatin River. Police arrested Littlewhirlwind and 28-year-old David Livingston of Portland.

As police were taking the men into custody, Littlewhirlwind reportedly head-butted one officer, who was treated for a minor head injury.

Livingston pleaded guilty to assaulting the teenager and was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

___

Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com