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Video: Ore. inmate attacks deputy

The two fought as other inmates looked on and some later intervened to help stop the inmate


Everton Bailey Jr.
The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

HILLSBORO, Ore. — A 27-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to six years and two months in prison after shattering the glass door of a Beaverton home at random in February and attacking a Washington County jail deputy the next month.

County Circuit Judge Andrew Erwin also determined Hayden L. Davis violated his probation related to two prior convictions, ordered he attend mental health and substance abuse programs while incarcerated and pay $571 in restitution.

A county jury Sept. 19 found Davis guilty of attempted first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Prosecutors said he rang the doorbell of a home in the 4900 block of Southwest 157th Place on Feb. 20, walked to the backyard when he didn’t get a response, smashed the glass sliding door with a hammer and ran away when a homeowner scared him off.

Davis cut his hand while smashing the glass. Police used traces of his DNA to help link him to the crime and later arrest him.

While in the Washington County Jail on March 31, Davis began punching Deputy Daniel Guzman-Catarina during his recreational time, according to prosecutors. The two fought as other inmates looked on and some later intervened to help stop Davis, surveillance footage shows. Davis pleaded guilty Sept. 17 to assaulting a public safety officer.

Guzman-Catarina, a county deputy since January 2018, sustained apparent minor injuries after the fight, authorities said. Prosecutors said Davis attacked the deputy unprovoked.

Davis was already on probation at the time. Oregon court records show he was convicted of assaulting a public safety officer in 2017 for attacking another Washington County Deputy in a McDonalds in Aloha. He was convicted the next year of fourth-degree assault in the attack of another man.

Washington County Deputy District Attorney Jason Ring wrote in a sentencing memo that Davis has been arrested 24 times in Oregon and Washington between 2011 and 2019.

Ring said Davis testified during his trial in the attempted burglary case that he tried breaking into the home because he wanted to “randomly destroy private property.”

“The defendant’s criminal conduct is troubling. It is increasing in speed and severity,” the prosecutor said, “Neither actual incarceration nor the threat of prison has deterred him from committing new crimes.”

“Defendant appears to lack self-control and self-awareness,” Ring wrote.

Ring said Davis needed a “very lengthy prison sentence” to protect the public and noted in the memo the maximum sentence he could receive was 11 years and two months in prison.

Vicki Vernon, Davis’ attorney, requested the 27-year-old receive a three-year, three-month prison sentence.

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