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,Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 7A REED, from page 1A met the woman at a Detroit-area bar. During the Aug. 21 court proceedings, the woman testified for about 90 minutes. Judge Kenneth King said the woman "backtracked" and gave "vacillating testimony." The judge ruled the woman wasn't incapacitated, as she claimed. Surveillance video showed her walking up stairs without difficulty. "She wasn't wobbling, she wasn't falling, she wasn't stumbling," the judge said. "And she was wearing high heels." Reed has said he "did nothing wrong," and that the sex was consensual. Reed's attorney, David Gorcyca, called the charges "mind-boggling." Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said in a statement: "At this time a decision has Two sheriff's deputies stand near a man threatening to jump off the Spanish Creek Bridge on Aug. 20. The man stood outside the rails for more than two hours not been made regarding an before he was pulled to safety by officers and mental health workers. Photo by Laura Beaton appeal of the dismissal of the case." B R IDG E. from page 1A the bridge railing. That was on purpose," it was a great example of "It happened to be close, Reed, a 2004 Quincy High They said they tried to talk Edwards said. "Too many people working together. He and we happened to have graduate, has been pitching going to turn out successful to the man, but that he badges and guns can make said he was thankful that no people available. And I have for the Tigers' Triple-A every time. But this just wouldn't say much. things worse." one got hurt. to say that everybody that Toledo Mudhens. shows the depth and quality The hikers called 911 at The sheriff and CHP Unlike police officers, the was (on the bridge) worked The Tigers signed Reed in of people we have in this 10:47 a.m. after the man on commander both decided to county's mental health together well." April 2013. He started the community." the bridge told them they call the county mental health clinicians don't usually The people on the bridge season with the Tigers and The CHP commander and would have "one hell of a department for assistance, travel to the scene of an included CHP officer Brian was on the roster when the sheriff both said they were fishin' story" to tell. Mental Health Director incident that could put them Goings, Sheriff's Sgt: Todd alleged incident took place. preparing commendations They described him as a Peter Livingston dispatched in harm's way. Johns and Deputy Robert Reed was sent to Toledo for the officers and mental male about 45 to 50 years old two staffers -- the adult "I authorized it," Gott. in June. Detroit's manager, health workers who teamed wearing a baseball hat and program chief and a Livingston said. "These The mental health Brad Ausmus, told the Free up to pull the man to safety, blue jeans. They told the therapist -- to the scene. The things so rarely come up that clinicians asked that they Press that Reed's demotion Edwards and Hagwood dispatcher the man said clinicians arrived within an' we aren't usually put in this not be identified in this had nothing to do with the credited the mental health "something happened last hour of the initial 911 call. situation, story, sexual assault allegations. staffers for playing a key night." With the mental health role. Officers began arriving on therapists joining the "The mental health the scene about eight officers in talking to the employees were minutes later, man, the officers and staffers instrumental in saving that Hagwood and Edwards were reportedly able to get person's life," Hagwood said. said they followed the close enough to touch him. ' "He is alive thanks to the developments by phone. As The standoff ended when courageous actions of those additional officers arrived, the three officers and two employees and the CHP and they stayed at the ends of the mental health workers sheriff's officers who were on bridge, reportedly moved in together that bridge." The bridge remained to overpower the man and. The incident began when opened to motorists during pull him to safety. two people hiking along the incident. When asked about his Spanish Creek looked up and "There were more officers clinicians' role in preventing saw a man standing outside on the scene than people saw. the suicide, Livingston said Man indicted for growing pot in foJ A federal grand jury enforcement. He is in States Attorney Christiaan returned a three-count custody. The marijuana Highsmith is prosecuting indictment Aug. 21 against cultivation caused the case. $" .,.t Mexican national Alejandro significant damage to the If convicted, Soto-Silva Lletlting Carpet Blinds Wood oring Soto-Silva, 21, charging him land and natural resources faces a maximum statutory w itheonspiracytocultivate of thePlumasNational p enaltyof20yearsinprison F  B marijuana, cultivation of Forest. Law enforcement and a $1 million fine for the marijuana and depredation observed irrigation piping marijuana cultivation of public lands and running from a water charges and 10 years in resources, United States source to man-made prison and a $250,000 fine -- ;A Hours: Wed-Sun, 9:30AM 4PM Attorney Benjamin B. reservoirs used to water for the depredation of public upen - Wagner announced, the thousands of marijuana lands and resources charge. According to court plants under cultivation. Any sentence, however, documents, U.S. Forest The cultivation site sits would be determined at the Service agents and Plumas within an area that discretion of the court after County sheriffs deputies provides habitat for several consideration of any entered a large marijuana threatened or endangered applicable statutory factors cultivation site July 30 on animals, including Delta and the federal sentencing the Plumas National Forest smelt, Chinook salmon guidelines, which take into near the Soda Creek and the California red- account a number of drainage. Officers located legged frog. variables. more than 3,700 marijuana This case is the product The charges are only plants at the site. of an investigation by the allegations; the defendant Soto-Silva was arrested U.S. Forest Service and the is presumed innocent until after attempting to flee from Plumas County Sheriffs and unless proven guilty approaching law Office. Assistant United beyond a reasonable doubt. er and