Measure 11 charges dropped in kidnapping case plea deal
Multiple Measure 11 charges were dropped today in a plea deal in Josephine County Circuit Court that would have landed the defendant with a lengthy prison sentence.
Brandon Michael Gibbs pled guilty to first-degree attempted kidnapping for his involvement in a drug-related violent episode on Nov. 11, 2013, at Gibbs’ residence.
Deputy District Attorney Ryan Mulkins says testimony given by witnesses indicates Gibbs aided and abetted the crime that was performed by Robert James Oduane. Oduane was sentenced in April after entering a guilty plea on a charge of second-degree assault to 70 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Gibbs was sentenced to 30 days jail and charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and hindering prosecution were dropped. Judge Lindi Baker told Gibbs that she could have sentenced him to 35 to 40 months in prison for the crime.