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Former North Bend City Manager gets jail time
Battling to the end, former North Bend and McCall, Idaho, City
Manager Brian Olson was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 7, to 10 days in jail
for domestic battery.
Staff member Corey Wicks of The Star-News reports Ada County
Magistrate Judge Patricia Young sentenced Olson to 180 days in jail, with
170 days suspended. He was credited with one night in jail - which he spent
following his arrest in Dec. 1998 - and was given the option of serving
the remaining nine days in Valley County or in Vancouver, Wash., where he
Judge Young also ordered Olson to pay court costs and $791 to the
Valley County Prosecuting Attorney's office to cover the costs of moving
the trial to Ada County. Olson was also placed on unsupervised probation
for two years and fined $1,000, but the fine was suspended.
Olson was also directed to either enroll in a 12-month
psychological program in Vancouver or be reevaluated for anger management by
Boise psychologist Tom Wilson.
A Boise court found Olson guilty of domestic battery in August
following a two-day trial. The jury found Olson had punched his former
girlfriend, Kimberly Cantlen, in the face and kicked her out of his pickup
truck with both feet on the evening of Dec. 20, 1998. The city of McCall
subsequently fired Olson, who had previously departed North Bend
under stormy circumstances.
Right up to the end, Olson's defense attorney, Ellison Matthews,
submitted motions to acquit Olson and arrange for a new trial. Judge
Young denied the motion for a new trial.