Circuit Court roundup: Sweet Home man pleads no contest after standoff with police

Darrell Loren Schilling

Darrell Loren Schilling, 51, of Sweet Home pleaded no contest in Linn County Circuit Court March 6 to three charges in connection to an incident that ended in a standoff with police on March 22, 2019.

The charges were fourth-degree assault, attempting to elude a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon.

Schilling also pleaded guilty to failure to appear.

Charges of fourth-degree assault, coercion, reckless driving and interfering with a police officer were dismissed.

Schilling had been scheduled for trial this week.

Sentencing details were not available at press time.

Sweet Home police arrested Schilling after a pursuit to a wooded property at the north end of Clark Mill Road, followed by a 12-hour standoff during which, police said, Schilling exited his vehicle with a firearm and took cover behind his vehicle.

Police had responded to a report that he had physically injured and threatened a woman in the 2200 block of Ironwood.

Tyler D. Young

Tyler D. Young was arraigned in Linn County Circuit Court on March 2 on a charge of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.

He had been arrested by Sweet Home police on Feb. 10 on probable cause for third-degree rape, a felony.

According to the indictment, the Linn County district attorney accuses Young of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 18, while he was 19, between Nov. 1 and Feb. 10.

Ashton Lane Robertson

Ashton Lane Robertson pleaded guilty in Linn County Circuit Court to strangulation and fourth-degree assault and was sentenced Feb. 28 to 20 days in jail with credit for time served.

The sentence was deemed served. Robertson also was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $200.

As part of a plea agreement, charges of coercion, tampering with a witness and second-degree disorderly conduct were dismissed.

Robertson was arrested at Sweet Home High School Jan. 31. That followed an arrest earlier in the day at Husky Field for second-degree criminal mischief after police responded to a report of three juveniles attempting to break into a football stadium stand. The case is still pending in Sweet Home Municipal Court.

Sunny Sky Stone

Charges of strangulation and fourth-degree assault against Sunny Sky Stone were dismissed without prejudice on Feb. 24 prior to a trial, which was scheduled for March 6.

He had been charged in connection to a domestic violence incident on Jan. 9 in Sweet Home.

Deputy District Attorney Conor McCahill moved for the dismissal “based upon the interests of justice.”

David Russell Coats

David Russell Coats, 37, of Lebanon pleaded guilty in Linn County Circuit Court to two counts of attempting to elude a police officer and no contest to first-degree criminal mischief on Feb. 21 and was sentenced in connection to a pursuit on Nov. 12, 2018 in the Cascadia area.

Coats was sentenced to 28 months and 10 days in prison and 60 days in jail, with credit for time served, and 24 months of post-prison supervision. Fines of $500 were waived, but he was ordered to pay $10,995.77 in restitution to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

A charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was removed in early 2019.

During the incident in November 2018, a Sheriff’s deputy recognized Coats, who was wanted on outstanding warrants and pending charges in additional cases.

A deputy told the suspect to step out of the vehicle, according to Sheriff Jim Yon. Coats put the vehicle in reverse, rammed the front of the deputy’s patrol vehicle twice, then fled. Deputies pursued him onto Highway 20, where speeds reached 90 mph.

Deputies lost sight of the suspect on Latiwi Creek Road. A quarter of a mile, deputies located his vehicle, which had rolled over. The suspect had already fled, and a canine unit was unable to locate him. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of the Sweet Home area.

Coats continues to have multiple open cases out of Albany and Lebanon. Among the charges are traffic violations and refusal to take a test for intoxicants.

Coats has pleaded not guilty in a July 2019 Lebanon area case on charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. A trial is scheduled for June 9.

He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sexual abuse in an April 2019 case. A trial is scheduled for April 15.

In a May 2019 Lebanon area case, Coats is charged with tampering with a witness and is scheduled for trial on June 9.

Coats is in prison at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution through Oct. 29, 2035 on multiple cases, including a September 2018 Lebanon case, in which a jury convicted Coats on two counts of fourth-degree assault, first-degree robbery and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was sentenced to 140 months in prison. He also is serving another 60 months in prison after a jury found Coats guilty on two counts of tampering with a witness in December 2018 Lebanon case.

Jared Nicholas Bilyeu

Jared Nicholas Bilyeu pleaded no contest in Linn County Circuit Court to first-degree theft and was sentenced on Feb. 20 to 26 months in prison.

Bilyeu was charged for a theft committed on Nov. 1.

He will serve 12 months post-prison supervision and was ordered to pay $800 in fines and restitution.

Additional charges for delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and felon in possession of a firearm in a Nov. 7 case were removed from the case in November.

Bilyeu was being held at the Coffee Creek Intake Center Monday, March 9.