>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Daily Paper 07/21/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow 10 YEARS FOR BANK ROBBER

10 YEARS FOR BANK ROBBER

One of the men involved in a May 6 bank robbery in Elgin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Union County Circuit Court.

Paul Joseph Kolar, 23, of northern Idaho was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment without opportunity of early release, as mandated by Measure 11.

He used a shotgun in the robbery of the U.S. Bank at 800 Alder St. in Elgin about 3:30 p.m. May 6. He was charged with three counts of second-degree robbery.

Tracy Wayne Humphreys, 29, the other person involved in the incident, goes to trial Nov. 4. Both men are in the Umatilla County jail.

"One of the victims read a very moving letter at the sentencing," said District Attorney Russ West. "Since it was a Measure 11 crime, Kolar will have to serve the full 10 years. He won't get an early parole."

West said Elgin Police Chief Dayton Sibley "was right on the spot. He chased the men to Booth Lane, where they wrecked (the vehicle they were driving) and Kolar ran into a field with the money and a shotgun."

West said Kolar could possibly still be facing charges of escape from an Idaho prison. He had been held in the Benewah County, Idaho, jail on a felony conviction and was awaiting transfer to the Idaho state prison when he escaped.

Police have said Humphreys, who also escaped from the Idaho jail, is of concern to Salem area police in connection with the murder of a child.

Union County Sheriff Steve Oliver and Oregon State Police Lt. Reg Madsen arrived at the Booth Lane location to assist Sibley after the high-speed chase from Elgin ended.

Speeds were estimated by Sibley to be up to 120 mph.

Sibley said he thought all the money taken from the bank had been recovered, with an assist by some local citizens, who helped gather it up.

During the robbery, three bank employees had been held at gunpoint, although no shots were fired.

— Ray Linker

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

indische cialis generika viagra kaufen preisvergleich cialis preise türkei viagra inde acheter cialis generico 5 mg20comprar en españa viagra fra indien achat cialis en suisse prix de cialis cialis generico portugal sildenafil generika cialis generika aus deutschland acquisto kamagra cialis svizzera senza ricetta pilule cialis viagra venta a domicilio viagra preisvergleich viagra pil bestellen viagra pasteque costi cialis e levitra originali da mg ci vuole la ricetta per il viagra pharmacie en ligne tabletas cialis achat tadalafil 10mg comprar viagra internet kamagra en farmacias comprare cialis internet consigli ou trouver cialis viagra generico indiano comprar cialis en madrid españa 2012 tadalafil nachnahme