Hunter charged with manslaughter

An Odell man has been charged with manslaughter for shooting another hunter while scouting for game in a forested area early this fall.

Franklin Glenn, 49, was arraigned in Hood River Circuit Court on Friday for his role in the death of Clyde Wayne Schumway, 58, of Gresham on Sept. 29. The local resident was charged with the Class B felony and, if convicted, could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 75 months in prison and a fine of up to $200,000.

“When the investigators looked at the circumstances surrounding this incident there were serious questions about the propriety of Mr. Glenn shooting at all,” said District Attorney John Sewell who brought the case before the Grand Jury for a review on Friday morning.

The fatal injury reportedly occurred just before dawn when Glenn fired a .300 Magnum rifle across a narrow ravine in a forest west of Cooper Spur Road. He then allegedly discovered that the bullet had struck Schumway in the chest. Neither hunter was wearing orange safety gear, according to Sewell.

Deputies re-enacted the scene and, following their report on the lighting conditions, Sewell decided to bring legal action against Glenn.

Glenn was arrested at home and jailed on a $75,000 bail following his Nov. 1 court appearance.

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