MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) -- Two Oregon sisters in their 60s disagree about a New Year's Eve visit that left one of them jailed and the other seeking medical treatment.
Marion County sheriff's deputies arrived Saturday night at the Mount Angel home of 65-year-old Kaaren Toureen, who had been tied with an electrical cord and bound with duct tape. She told them her 61-year-old sister, Shannon Dimitri of Eugene, came for a holiday visit but became intoxicated. Sheriff's spokesman Don Thomson says Toureen had hand lacerations she said came from a knife wielded by her sister. She also had a bite mark on her forehead. She called for help after working herself free enough to use a phone.
State police spotted Dimitri driving her sister's van early Sunday. She was booked for investigation of assault, robbery and coercion. She's been ordered held on $200,000 bail.
The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/3WYCUX ) that Dimitri offers a different account in court papers, telling a detective she told her sister to stop smoking because it hurt her eyes. She contends her sister then "head-butted her." Dimitri acknowledged she might have bitten her sister while defending herself. She doesn't remember anything about duct tape and electrical cord.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com