Lebanon Assault Victim Dies Year Later

ALBANY, Ore. — The family of 50-year-old Ronald Whitehead is mourning the loss of an uncle, nephew, son, brother, and friend – one year after the Lebanon man with cerebral palsy was assaulted – and the Linn County District Attorney’s Office is not ruling out further prosecution of the convicted attackers. Last August, Whitehead was … Continue reading »

Lebanon Man Sentenced in Assault Case

ALBANY, Ore. – A Lebanon man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in the assault of a man with cerebral palsy. Last month, a Linn County jury convicted 20-year-old Jesse Jimenez for assisting his friend, 18-year-old Trevin King, for assaulting 49-year-old Ronald Whitehead then stealing his bike. … Continue reading »

Family Reacts to Assault Verdict

ALBANY, Ore. — A 20-year-old Lebanon man will be sentenced next month, convicted in an assault case that will leave a man with cerebral palsy in a care facility for the rest of his life. A jury found Jesse Jimenez guilty of second degree assault and first degree robbery. Prosecutors say Jimenez and his friend … Continue reading »

Jury Convicts Jimenez

ALBANY, Ore. — After a few hours of deliberating, a Linn County jury found 20-year-old Jesse Jimenez guilty of multiple charges in an assault case. Prosecutor Heidi Sternhagen says Jimenez helped his friend, 18-year-old Trevin King, assault Ronald Whitehead of Lebanon in August, then stole his bike. Whitehead, 49, has cerebral palsy. King pleaded guilty … Continue reading »

Assault Trial Continues

ALBANY, Ore. — A jury is deliberating in an assault case in Linn County, where the state is accusing 20-year-old Jesse Jimenez of helping his friend assault a man with cerebral palsy. Prosecutor Heidi Sternhagen says Jimenez assisted 18-year-old Trevin King in the assault of 49-year-old Ronald Whitehead in August 2013. Wednesday was the second … Continue reading »

Teen Sentenced in Assault Case

ALBANY, Ore. — A Salem teenager was sentenced on Thursday to ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a Lebanon man with cerebral palsy. Eighteen-year-old Trevin King pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree, and no contest to robbery in the first degree. Both crimes fall under Measure 11 with minimum mandatory sentences. Police … Continue reading »