OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man who missed nine court appearances on a minor charge was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail when he was finally taken into Clackamas County Circuit Court.
The Oregonian reports 20-year-old
Travis Antonio Gaters probably would have been fined $250 and avoided a
criminal conviction if he had appeared as first required for riding
Tri-Met in February 2012 without a valid fair.
Prosecutor Bill Stewart says Gaters was picked up on a failure to appear
charge and jailed seven times. He was often released within a day.
But after he was arrested last week, he was held for Wednesday's hearing. Gaters pleaded guilty and apologized for his absences.