Klamath County Sheriff convicted of Contempt of Court

Klamath Falls, Ore.- A judge has found Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah guilty of seven counts of Contempt of Court for violating conditions of his release agreement.

Skrah was indicted on nine misdemeanor charges in September, 2015. As part of his release agreement, Skrah agreed not to go on patrol or take part in any traffic stops.

In this week’s hearing, the state produced 911 tapes of Skrah on patrol at Klamath Community College. Defense attorney’s argued Skrah wasn’t on patrol, but working in an administrative capacity.

The judge disagreed and fined Skrah $100 for each of the six patrol calls he was part of. The judge also fined Skrah $500 for pulling over an off-duty patrolman for speeding. In addition, the conditions of Skrah’s release agreement were modified so he will not be allowed to have access to a police radio in his car.

The sheriff declined to comment on the ruling.

Skrah is scheduled to go to court in February on charges including harassment, official misconduct, strangulation and fourth degree assault.

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