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OR: Man causes $11,000 in damage to Umatilla National Forest

(Oct. 26, 2017) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent a man from entering the Umatilla National Forest until newly filed criminal charges get resolved.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent a man from entering the Umatilla National Forest until newly filed criminal charges get resolved.

John Wasson appeared before Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman in U.S. District Court on Wednesday in downtown Portland. He pleaded not guilty to one count of depredation of government property.

Beckerman granted the government’s request to keep Wasson off federal land while on pretrial release.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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