“Rogers tased her, beat her and dragged her by her hair…”
By Edward Snook
Yamhill County, OR – On February 1, 2023, a Yamhill County Grand Jury indicted thirty-one-year-old Caleb Baxter Rogers of serious crimes against Jill Dornon. The indictment came as the result of a Domestic Violence incident that occurred in January of 2022.
Dornon claims that on January 14, 2022, Rogers tazed her with her personal stun gun while smiling, hit her multiple times, threw her into a wall, and dragged her by the hair before throwing her into a concrete slab, fracturing her front tooth. When Dornon left Rogers, she claims he punished her by sending lewd images/videos of her to her father.
The Grand Jury indicted Rogers of the committing the following crimes: Assault in the Second Degree Constituting Domestic Violence, a Class B Felony, Strangulation Constituting Domestic Violence, a Class C Felony, Unlawful Use of a Stun Gun, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Assault in the Fourth Degree Constituting Domestic Violence, a Class A Misdemeanor.
The Grand Jury determined that Rogers “caused serious physical injury to Jill Dornon by propelling Jill’s head into a concrete slab, that he applied pressure to Jill’s throat, neck or chest which impeded her breathing or blood circulation, that he recklessly discharged an electrical stun gun against Jill and that he intentionally caused physical injury to Jill”.
The Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office and more specifically Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Arild B. Doerge is currently refusing to send Jill a copy of the police report and evidence such as her x-rays.
DDA Doerge has downgraded Rogers charges in a recent plea agreement offer to Misdemeanor charges, one charge was downgraded to 5H, with no jail time on that charge and DDA Doerge is refusing to take the case to trial after promising Dornon he would.
A US~Observer investigation had determined that Rogers committed the crimes the Grand Jury charged him with, and we have determined that he should have been charged with more serious charges.
Plea Bargains are reprehensible. They literally cheat the victim, in this case, Jill Dornon, while discouraging other victims to come forward. DDA Doerge is the one who offered the Plea Bargain, however, his boss, Yamhill County District Attorney (DA) Brad Berry is the responsible party.
It would be wise for DA Berry to keep a closer eye on the offensive plea bargains that his DDA’s offer. This one might just come back to bite him.
Editor’s Note: Anyone with information on Caleb Baxter Rogers or the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office is urged to contact the US~Observer at 541-474-7885 or by email to email@example.com.