Volume 2 | August, 2020
Welcome to the Washington County District Attorney's Office email newsletter. District Attorney Kevin Barton values community outreach and connectivity. These past several months have been challenging as we continue to navigate the global pandemic and engage in long-overdue and important conversations about equity and justice in our community. Our dedicated team of prosecutors, victim advocates and support staff work hard every day to protect public safety and provide crime victims the support they deserve. We look forward to sharing their stories of success with you and we welcome your feedback, questions and input.
A Message from DA Barton
The mission of the DA’s Office includes seeking justice for all members of Washington County’s diverse community. We recently launched a new area of our website to share with the community the importance of equity and justice in the work that we do. 

Video Spotlight
District Attorney Barton Warns of COVID-19 Scams

Scammers haven't wasted any time in their effort to take advantage of the pandemic. From the theft of COVID-19 stimulus and unemployment checks, to scams targeting seniors, these schemes take multiple forms. Please view the video above and click below to see our full series of scam warning videos.

Virtual Town Hall Hosted by Representative Janeen Sollman

In May, District Attorney Kevin Barton joined fellow public safety and community leaders to discuss domestic violence concerns during COVID-19.
Courthouse News
Jury Finds Stephen Matthew Lister Guilty of Multiple Charges Stemming from 2019 Hit-and-Run Collision
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 31, 2020, a Washington County jury found Stephen Matthew Lister guilty of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons. Chief Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey prosecuted the case against Mr. Lister before Judge Ted Sims.

Two Defendants Convicted on Multiple Charges Related to Shooting Along SW Scholls Ferry Road
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 22, 2020, Cristy Anna Sisco pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. On July 7, 2020, Ms. Sisco was sentenced to 70 months in prison by Judge Janelle Wipper. On July 2, 2020, Carlos Alberto Quebrado was convicted by a Washington County jury of second-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. On July 16, 2020, Judge Ricardo Menchaca sentenced Mr. Quebrado to 70 months in prison.

Celebrating Success
Veterans Treatment Court Holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony
In July, we celebrated Kyle Arnold who became the ninth graduate of the Veterans Treatment Court program! Kyle served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1976–1996, which included several deployments overseas.

Unfortunately, Mr. Arnold began having legal troubles in Washington County in 2015 and was arrested most recently in 2019. Mr. Arnold was offered a chance to enroll in the Veterans Treatment Court shortly after his arrest and dedicated himself to changing his life for the better.

During the virtual hearing and graduation ceremony, Judge Charles Bailey presented Mr. Arnold with his graduation certificate and program challenge coin. District Attorney Kevin Barton was among the many people who logged on to congratulate Mr. Arnold on his accomplishments.

In the Community
District Attorney Kevin Barton Featured by Pamplin Media Group

DA Barton recently published an op ed in the Pamplin papers regarding criminal justice reform. He wrote, “I believe if we hope to accomplish a transformational change so that we are better equipped to achieve the fair, just and equitable society that we desire, we must do more to address childhood trauma now.”

Multilingual Community Outreach

We are proud to serve the most diverse county in Oregon. From Spanish and Russian to Tagalog and German, our staff members speak multiple languages. These skills help us better connect with victims of crime and those who seek services through our office.

These videos feature various staff members delivering a message in multiple languages to highlight the services available and the concerns we have with increases in certain crimes due to the pandemic.

Giving Back to Our Community

Our attorneys and staff work each day to seek justice and protect our community. Many also volunteer their free time to support causes they are passionate about.

Senior Deputy District Attorneys John Gerhard (left) and Jeff MacLean (right) volunteer with the organization Packed with Pride in support of the Tigard Tualatin School District.

Fitness to Proceed Process Streamlined Under New Partnership

We are excited to work with a strong team of community partners on a new effort to improve our collective handling of cases involving defendants with mental health concerns.

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