Welcome To The District Attorney's Office

Thank you for visiting the Office of the District Attorney for Deschutes County website. Your District Attorney and his dedicated attorneys and staff are committed to keeping our community a safe place to live. The office serves the citizens of Deschutes County, working to reduce crime, protect innocent victims, and enhance the lives of district residents.

The District Attorney’s Office continues in its mission to efficiently and effectively seek justice, for the safety and well-being of our community.

Nov
28
Press Release
On Monday, November 28, 2011, the Oregon State Police notified the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office that three weeks previously the Attorney General’s office had requested OSP to conduct an investigation on a complaint of possible criminal wrongdoing within the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.
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Nov
16
Press Release
Steven Blaylock was found guilty of murdering his wife Lori Blaylock and his sentencing will be on Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 am. After sentencing, on or about 11:30 am, District Attorney, Patrick Flaherty and Deputy District Attorney Kandy Gies will be holding a media conference in the District Attorney’s office.
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Nov
10
Press Release
This afternoon a jury found Steven Blaylock guilty of murdering his wife Lori Blaylock, known to her many friends and colleagues as “Woody”. Sentencing is scheduled for November 17 at 9:00 a.m. The District Attorney’s Office will be requesting a sentence of life in prison.
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