Union County robbery suspect, Trevor Hines, sentenced

By on Monday, November 6th, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

ISLAND CITY – (Release from the Union County District Attorney) On August 20, 2022, around 7:23pm, police were dispatched to the Island City Market on a report of a robbery. When police arrived, they spoke with Kaiya Mesubed who reported that a male entered the store, walked straight to the register, pulled a pistol, pointed it at her, and cocked the hammer.

The male told her to “take all the money out of the register”. She had difficulty complying as a result of being scared, so the male reached over and started grabbing the money himself. She identified the male as 5’9”, white, with a brown coat and baseball cap. She stated the individual was a male aged 20-30 based upon his voice.  Deputy Heath of the Union County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation.

Deputy Heath learned from Big 5 that a BB gun similar to the one used was sold in July 2021 to

La Grande resident. Deputy Heath interviewed that man who stated he purchased 2 BB guns over the years and gave one to Trevor Hines on August 19, 2022. Deputy Heath received a video from Enterprise Police Department showing a white car, similar to a Honda Accord, driving past the station around 4:35pm on the date of the robbery, toward Union County. Mr. Hines was known to be associated with the white Honda Accord and was known to be living in Enterprise, Oregon.

Deputy Heath met with a neighbor who lives in the same building as Mr. Hines and his girlfriend. The neighbor told Deputy Heath that sometime in November of 2022, Mr. Hines asked him to tattoo Mr. Hines’ hands. Mr. Hines stated he robbed a store in Island City with a gun, his hands were on video, and wanted his hands tattooed so they would not match the video. The neighbor refused. Mr. Hines told the neighbor he robbed the store to get money to buy “feddys”, also known as fentanyl pills.

Enterprise PD Chief McQuead detained Mr. Hines on March 1, 2023, based upon Deputy Heath’s probable cause and Mr. Hines was lodged in the Union County Jail. Mr. Hines was released on March 6, 2023, after paying 10% of his $50,000 bail. A Grand Jury indicted Mr. Hines on March 22, 2023, for the crimes of Robbery in the First Degree, Menacing, and Theft in the Second Degree.

The case was assigned to Chief Deputy District Attorney Ryan Rodighiero and after negotiations fell apart, a settlement conference was set. At the settlement conference held on October 10, 2023, the parties agreed to Mr. Hines pleading to Robbery in the Second Degree with dismissal of the remaining charges. The agreement included a fifty-five (55) month Department of Corrections sentence with three (3) years of post-prison supervision, drug and alcohol treatment while on post-prison supervision, and to repay $1,280 in restitution to Island City Market.

Sentencing was set over to October 26, 2023, where Judge Raschio imposed the agreed upon sentence along with eligibility for early release if Mr. Hines participated in a drug rehabilitation program while in prison, known as Alternative Incarceration Programs, and ran the

sentence concurrent to his conviction for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in 23CR23345.

The Union County District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Union County Sheriff’s

Office for their hard work in resolving this case; Enterprise Police Department for their assistance; the victim, Kaiya Mesubed, for her assistance in identifying Mr. Hines and Chelsie Hewitt for contacting 911 immediately after the robbery occurred. Lastly, the District Attorney’s Office would like to thank all the individuals that came forward with information helping tie Mr. Hines to this crime.

Previous releases related to this incident can be found below

August 23, 2022

March 6, 2023

March 21, 2023