Kidnapping plea deal includes treatment

December 2022 Posted in Briefs, People

By Stephen Floyd

A Silverton man has been admitted to substance abuse treatment after pleading guilty to kidnapping and assault, with the potential for nearly six years in prison if the program is not completed.

Zachary Todd Lander, 40, pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to second-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree assault for a domestic violence incident Oct. 1 when he unlawfully transported and attacked a female victim.

The kidnapping charge is a Measure 11 offense and carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months in prison. As part of the agreement, He was transferred to a residential treatment facility. His performance will determine the sentencing recommendation at a future hearing.

Lander was previously sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine in March of 2020. As part of this pela agreement, prosecutors dropped charges related to an incident Oct. 5, 2018, when Lander allegedly threatened a man with a bat at the man’s home in rural Clackamas County.

He was also sentenced in 2017 to three years of probation and 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault and DUII after allegedly strangling a woman that August, then operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was ordered to undergo treatment related to substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence, but violated the terms of his probation multiple times and served an additional 85 days in jail.

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