Sasser sentenced for destruction of Shamrock Cabin

By Katy Nesbitt, The Observer November 29, 2013 07:41 am

ENTERPRISE — Becci Sasser, 56, of Enterprise was sentenced in Wallowa County Circuit Court Wednesday on charges stemming from an Oct. 2012 incident at a home 30 miles northwest of Enterprise.

She was convicted Nov. 13 of burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing. Judge Russell West sentenced her to 12 days in Union County Jail, 35 months probation, $2,131 in restitution and $800 in compensatory fines.

West said Sasser had confessed to officers she had been drinking tequila before and during the time she entered property owned by her brother and sister-in-law, Burke and Tammy Lathrop, cut a chain and damaged cabinets, counter tops and destroyed property inside the cabin.

“I was appalled at the senseless act of violence. You scratched that bar top out of meanness and vindictiveness,” West said. “You come from a wonderful family and I hate to see this. This was a despicable crime. It took three days to clean up the damage.”

In addition to jail time, restitution and fines, Sasser was ordered to not possess firearms, have no contact with the victims, complete a mental health evaluation and enter treatment by Feb. 1 to be completed in six months. She was also ordered to be involved in a victim's impact panel and to have an ignition interlock device installed on her vehicle.