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Enterprise man indicted in fatal stabbing
A Wallowa County grand jury indicted a 49-year-old Enterprise man Wednesday on one count of murder in the May 10 stabbing death of another man in Enterprise.
According to Wallowa County District Attorney Mona Williams, the grand jury, after meeting for two days, indicted Michael Trent Gaston in the stabbing death of Lawrence Mock, 26, of Wallowa, during an early morning altercation at Lear’s Pub and Grill in Enterprise where Gaston was employed.
Gaston was arraigned at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Wallowa County Circuit Court. Judge Russell West said Gaston would remain in custody with no bail.
Janie Burcart of La Grande was appointed by the court to represent Gaston as his defense attorney.
Murder carries a maximum penalty in Oregon of life in prison and a minimum of 25 years.
The investigation is being conducted by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of the Union County Major Crimes Team, Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division and the Wallowa County District Attorney’s Office.