Hood River Marina shooter ordered to mental hospital

Tyson Sackett

A Kamiah, Idaho man suspected of shooting a Eugene man at the Hood River marina in April will appear before a judge in two weeks.

Tyson Sackett, 29, of Kamiah, who was charged with shooting Mark Wright, 60, of Eugene at the marina on April 25 will appear at the Hood River County Courthouse on May 27. Sackett is a former Parkdale resident, who was living in Kamiah for the last three years.

Sackett was arraigned Monday April 27 at the Hood River County Courthouse on three charges: attempted murder, assault first degree and tampering with evidence. If convicted, Sackett faces up to life in prison for attempted murder, a minimum of 7.5 years for assault first degree and $6,000 in fines for tampering with evidence.

At the arraignment, Judge John Olson set Sackett’s bail at $50,000 and ordered that he have no contact with the victim, as well as no possession of intoxicants or deadly weapons.

Sackett appeared again before Olson at the court Tuesday via video feed from Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility in The Dalles.

Sackett’s attorney, Brian Starns, requested to enter the defendant’s plea at a later date in order to have more time to receive evidence. “There are numerous items we have not yet received,” said Starns. He listed medical records and audio recordings as items he still had not secured.

Olson scheduled for Sackett to appear again Wednesday May 27.

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