Violent trespasser arraigned — 3 p.m. Wednesday, Linn County Courthouse. Jerry Wayne Baker, 33, was arraigned on two counts of second-degree criminal trespass and one of second-degree criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a Wednesday incident in Harrisburg. A woman home alone with her kids was alarmed when a man began trying to enter her home. She locked herself and children in a bathroom and called police. Later, a neighbor noticed the man walk through his backyard. When confronted, Baker allegedly punched the homeowner three times in the stomach, sending him to the ground and causing him to cut his hand on a raised flower bed.
Prosecutor Colleen Cerda said Baker has been arrested 22 times, which includes firearms and escape convictions. He also has an outstanding U.S. Marshals warrant for escape, and warrants out of Curry County for harassment and disorderly conduct.
Baker was ordered held on $15,000 security. His next hearing is 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6.
Child abuse arraignment — 3 p.m. Wednesday, Linn County Courthouse. Sheena Greathouse, 27, of Sweet Home, was arraigned on two counts of third-degree assault.
The charges stem from a Tuesday incident in Lebanon, near the intersection of Main Street and Walker Roads. Multiple callers reported seeing a woman strike a child and toss him into the bushes. When deputies arrived, they found Greathouse and a 4-year-old boy with a contusion on his head and scratches.
An investigation determined Greenhouse had allegedly assaulted the boy. She was arrested and booked into the Linn County Jail for third-degree assault. The Department of Human Services took the boy into custody.
Prosecutor Colleen Cerda asked for and received $25,000 security after arguing Greathouse is a flight risk because she has multiple arrests from Arizona, and out-of-state contacts.
Her next hearing will be 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6.