MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern Oregon say two men caught a teenager sneaking into their medical marijuana grow to steal pot and tied him to a wheelchair for hours.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (bit.ly/RfIVQe) the two told authorities they had made a citizen's arrest.
But Jackson County prosecutor Beth Heckert says they crossed the line in November 2010 when the teen was hit with a hammer handle and made to dig a grave before they let him go.
The two men were initially charged with kidnapping and assault.
In court Wednesday, 34-year-old Nicholas R. Jackson of Medford pleaded no contest to assault and was sentenced to 18 months, and 32-year-old Kekai Kuehu of Ashland pleaded guilty to the lesser offense coercion. He was given a 17-month suspended sentence.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/