WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A man was sentenced to more than six years in prison Wednesday for using a hammer to break into a Beaverton home and later attacking a corrections officer while lodged at the Washington County Jail, the district attorney’s office says.
Hayden Landry Davis used a hammer to smash a sliding glass window at the home in February last year, leaving DNA evidence after fleeing the scene, according to the attorney’s office.
Deputies and Beaverton police found Davis not far from the home and said his hand was bleeding. Davis at first denied allegations, but later admitted to breaking the door and told officers where he'd hid the hammer, according to the attorney’s office.
Davis while lodged at the Washington County Jail attacked a corrections officer from behind as the officer was helping another inmate, hitting the officer several times in the face, the attorney’s office says.
The corrections officer fought back and subdued Davis with help from other inmates and suffered minor injures in the attack, according to the attorney’s office.
Corrections officer Daniel Guzman says it all happened fast.
"No indicators, nothing," Guzman said. "He just lunged right at me and started punching."
Guzman said up until the assault, which happened during rec time, he and Davis had never talked.
"I don't think I learned his name until about 40 minutes after the incident," Guzman said.
According to Guzman, Davis was armed with a wooden tongue depressor, amplifying the hit he took to his face.
"Swelling on the upper left eye," Guzman said. "I did have some cuts on the face and some scratches on the left side of my face as well."
Davis last week pleaded guilty to assaulting a public safety officer. A Washington County jury found him guilty a few days later of first-degree attempted burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.
In court Wednesday, Davis was sentenced to 74 months in prison and two years of post-prison supervision. The judge recommended Davis pursue mental health and substance abuse programs while behind bars and imposed $500 in fines. Davis was also ordered to pay $571 in restitution to his victims and barred him from having any contact with them.
The sheriff's office says inmate attacks on staff are rare, but it's not the first time Davis has gotten violent with one of their deputies. In 2017, a deputy said they tried to arrest Davis outside an Aloha McDonald's on a warrant but was attacked before Davis took off running.
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