Judge accused of giving gun to felon is indicted
A Marion County Circuit judge who is fighting to convince the Oregon Supreme Court to let him keep his seat has been arraigned on felony charges that he twice provided a felon with a gun.
Vance Day was arraigned Thursday in Marion County Circuit Court in Salem, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Day is also accused of misdemeanor official misconduct for allegedly using his official duties twice to obtain a benefit in late 2013 and early 2014.
The indictment doesn’t give details about the benefits, but it names Brian Shehan as the felon Day allegedly aided and abetted in the crime of “felon in possession of a firearm,” also in late 2013 and early 2014.