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
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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Oct
26
Press Release
On October 19th, 2011, a Deschutes County Grand Jury returned a new indictment charging the defendant, Thomas Bray, with eleven crimes. The first four counts pertain to crimes committed against a young woman on February 11th, 2011, including Rape in the First Degree, Strangulation, and Assault in the Second Degree. Defendant is charged with a second count of Strangulation occurring on February 24th, 2011.
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