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Plea deal in Detroit Lake camping attack

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

A Mill City man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after accepting a plea deal that avoided a Measure 11 assault conviction.

Christopher Ryan Favor, 36, pleaded no contest on Aug. 29 to strangulation, unlawful use of a weapon, and first-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to 42 months in prison, with credit for time served and the possibility for early release.

As part of a plea agreement, the court dismissed a charge of second-degree assault, which would have carried a mandatory minimum sentence of nearly six years in prison.

Favor was arrested July 9 following an attack on a woman while the two were camping near Detroit Lake. 

Favor allegedly assaulted the victim, then damaged her cell phone and disabled her car with a firearm. 

The victim then fled on foot for miles through the woods until she found another pair of campers around 4:30 a.m. and asked them to call 911. Authorities located Favor at the first campsite and he was arrested without incident.

This was Favor’s 11th conviction in Oregon for violent incidents since 2004, ranging from vandalizing a convenience store, to menacing patrons and damaging property in a local tavern.

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