Convicted Sex Offender Skips Sentencing

Kristy Tallman

A 51-year-old individual convicted of sexual offenses reportedly avoided attending his sentencing hearing.

Linn County’s District Attorney, Doug Marteeny, has issued a plea to the public for assistance in locating Gary Coomer, a resident of Sweet Home. Coomer was found guilty on Jan. 12 on charges of first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse by the Linn County Circuit Court.

Scheduled for sentencing by Judge Thomas McHill on Thursday, Feb. 15, Coomer was notably absent from the proceedings, according to a press release. Consequently, a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding Coomer’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 541-967-3911.