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Man gets 15 years for terrorizing neighborhood with knife

October 30, 2019 GMT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene man who terrorized a neighborhood while high on methamphetamine this summer was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Register-Guard reports 47-year-old Richard Hibbert pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree burglary Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court.

Other charges against him, including kidnapping and unlawful use of a weapon were dismissed in a plea deal.

Eugene police arrested Hibbert in June after a five-hour standoff after Hibbert barricaded himself inside a woman’s home. The woman was able to run away, but Hibbert, armed with a knife, refused to come out.

Earlier, police say Hibbert entered a restaurant and menaced employees before fleeing to the adjacent neighborhood where Hibbert tried with varying success to break into multiple homes.

SWAT and crisis negotiation teams responded and eventually broke a window and used a gas that causes an intense burning sensation to flush Hibbert out.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com