Although not finalized until a circuit court judge accepts the plea agreement and pronounces a sentence, 43-year-old Timothy Don Harrison of rural Joseph pled guilty Feb. 27 to six criminal violations.

Shortly before a scheduled two-hour trial was to commence, Harrison signed papers saying he was pleading guilty to six of the 14 legal counts the state of Oregon had lodged against him.

In that agreement authored by Wallowa County District Attorney Mona Williams, Harrison’s guilty plea was matched by court documents saying, “State agrees to stipulated sentence as set forth below:”

Under the stipulated sentence, Harrison would be given 30 days jail time, up to 24 months of supervised probation, suspended sentences and suspended fines on five of the six illegal violations, and assessed court fees that total $360.

Harrison pled guilty to:

• Unlawful possession of marijuana, a Class B Felony.

• Identity theft, a Class C Felony.

• Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree, a Class C felony.

• Wildlife violation, hunting while privileges are suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

• Wildlife violation, angling while privileges are suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

• Wildlife violation, taking salmon while angling privileges are suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to court records, a search warrant was executed at the home of Harrison on Sept. 27, 2012, in anticipation of finding wildlife violations. On the premises, officers not only uncovered evidence that Harrison had been using other people’s names to obtain hunting and fishing licenses, but discovered marijuana and marijuana grow paraphernalia.

Officers provided a list of 29 items confiscated Sept. 27 that’s detailed in court records. Included in that list are fireworks, grow lights, an indoor climate controller, and $7,020 in cash.

In the stipulated state agreement, all confiscated material with the exception of the $7,020 would remain in the possession of the state.

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