By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
You really cannot make this stuff up.
A Hillsboro man, James Tijerina who is charged with shooting at a sheriff’s deputy was arrested and released 5 times, yes 5 times, since 2022.
He led deputies on a high speed car chase exceeding 100 mph and was finally arrested in Gaston. Previously he had been charged with giving a 12 year old girl fentanyl and raping her. He was released on his own recognizance on this charge and did not show up for his court date. After he was released, he went on to continue to abuse the same girl and also shoot at this deputy.
The Oregonian covered this story here.
Oregon’s lenient bail programs are a danger to the public. Releasing dangerous criminals back into the community is putting innocent Oregonians at risk.