Convicted murderer Scott Cox violates his post-prison supervision
Scott Cox brought contraband into jail, authorities say
Aug 27, 2013 | 1 Comment
By Paul Daquilante
Of the News-Register
Former long-haul trucker Scott William Cox, who was released to Yamhill County Community Corrections last February after serving a 25-year prison sentence for murdering two Portland prostitutes in September 1993, has repeatedly violated conditions of his post-prison supervision
Under post-prison supervision, the 49-year-old Cox has been living in subsidized county jail housing. He has been returned to secure custody with bail set at $10,000.
Cox first received a 14-day jail sanction in mid-July, according to Capt. Tim Svenson of the sheriff's office.
"He received permission to go to the beach," Svenson said. "He took a route that was longer than his approved route which was confirmed by the GPS tracking device he was wearing."
Cox was again charged last Thursday with violating his post-prison supervision for having contact with minor children, according to Svenson.
"He has a girlfriend he visits in the Sheridan area," he said. "Community Corrections received information from our office that he possibly had contact with her minor children while she was present."
The GPS tracker confirmed he had visited the residence and his girlfriend admitted he had been there, according to Svenson.
After being returned to the jail on that violation, he was found to be in possession of a tobacco product, and was charged with supplying contraband, Svenson said.
"The supplying contraband charge relates to introducing anything from a can of tobacco to cigarettes to drugs, anything an inmate is not allowed to have in the facility," he said.
Cox was arraigned Monday before Circuit Court Judge Cal Tichenor on the charge. Bail was set and he was ordered back to court at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a preliminary hearing on the Class C felony charge. McMinnville attorney Greg Perez-Selsky was appointed to represent him.
With good time credit, he had completed his 25-year prison sentence. Because he had been staying at a Newberg motel at the time of his arrest, officials ordered him to begin his post-prison supervision in Yamhill County, rejecting his preference for Douglas County in Southern Oregon.
Cox, who was 29 when he went to prison, was spending his nights in the Yamhill County Jail because he had no other place to live. He was free to move about daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The GPS device allowed community corrections to enforce the strict conditions of his post-prison supervision by tracking his whereabouts.
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