Psychiatrist pleads guilty to booby trapping Oregon mountain trails

An Oregon psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting booby traps along national forest trails outside Ashland.

Dr. Jackson Dempsey apologized to the mountain bikers, who suffered minor injuries, but he did not explain what led him to string nylon cords across the trails, and put nails and small trees in the path, the Associated Press reports.

Judge Lorenzo Mejia also banned Dempsey from national forest trails for the two years he is on probation, the AP reports.

“That was an important piece” of the plea agreement, said Deputy District Attorney Alisa Ray. “It was a good resolution that met the needs of the cycling community.”

Ms. Ray said reports indicated Dempsey walked his dog on the trails and didn’t like the mountain bikers who regularly rode by.

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