Man placed on probation following assault conviction

By on Monday, January 30th, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

CANYON CITY – A man was recently convicted on an assault charge in Grant County Circuit Court. James E Stechcon, 58, was convicted for Assault in the Fourth Degree, committed on or about July 24, 2022. Stechcon was placed on Bench Probation for 18 months with special conditions. One count was disposed with no conviction. Find the news release below regarding Stechcon’s arrest back in July:


(Released 7/25/2022) – JOHN DAY – On Sunday afternoon, at approximately 2:04 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded to the report of a stabbing in John Day. Law enforcement responded to an apartment at 755 SW Brent Drive.

As a result, James E Stechcon, 57, of John Day was arrested for Assault. Nothing further was released regarding the incident. If more details are released, they’ll be posted here.