Dave's Killer Bread founder posts bail

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PORTLAND — David Dahl, the founder of Dave's Killer Bread, was released from jail Saturday after posting bail, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Dahl was arrested late Thursday after allegedly using his Cadillac Escalade to ram the patrol cars of deputies who responded to a complaint he was acting erratically.

Dahl was arraigned Friday on an assault charge. Defense attorney Stephen Houze described the events leading to the arrest as a mental health crisis.

Dahl had been recognized for turning his life around after spending 15 years in prison. He returned to the family baking business and developed the Portland-area bakery that makes organic whole-grain breads. His story of redemption has been a marketing theme for the company.