Hearing delayed for marina shooting suspect

Tyson Sackett

Tyson Sackett

A Kamiah, Idaho, man suspected of shooting a Eugene man at the Hood River marina in April won’t face a hearing until late June.

Tyson Sackett, 29, of Kamiah, who was charged with shooting Mark Wright, 60, of Eugene, at the marina on April 25, will make his next appearance at the Hood River County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 24 for a status check — a pre-trial hearing to determine the defendant’s next move.

Sackett, a former Parkdale resident, was charged on April 27 with attempted murder, assault first degree and tampering with evidence. If convicted, Sackett faces up to life in prison for attempted murder and a minimum of 7.5 years for assault first degree.

Sackett has remained in Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility in The Dalles since his arrest in April. His bail is set at $50,000.

On Wednesday, Sackett appeared from the jail via video feed. Judge John Olson, Sackett’s attorney, Brian Starns, and Hood River District Attorney John Sewell discussed future appearances for Sackett leading up to his ultimate plea.

Starns said he would need more time to prepare the case. He indicated that several necessary pieces of evidence for the case had not yet been discovered, though he had just received some new information.

“I’ve received an additional packet of reports just yesterday,” said Starns.

Starns did not mention the content of the reports.

Olson set Sackett’s status check for June 24. On that date, Sackett will appear in court again and his attorney will either enter a plea or request an additional pre-trial hearing.

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