Ashland’s Psychiatrist Trail Saboteur

by editors on October 1, 2012

JacksonJackson Dempsey, 57, a psychiatrist employed by Oregon’s Jackson County, has been arrested in connection with mountain bike trail sabotaging in the Ashland, Oregon watershed trails, according to a story in the Mail Tribune.

Jackson Tyler Dempsey, 57, of Ashland, was arrested July 22 after he admitted to laying nylon cord, nails and vegetation along trails on multiple occasions because he “did not like downhill mountain bikers,” according to a report from the U.S. Forest Service officer who arrested Dempsey. . . Ashland mountain biker Bill Roussel said that on July 22 he spotted a man walking on the mountain biking trails and reported him to a Forest Service officer. . . Dempsey was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment. He is due in court Oct. 29 to face the charges. . . Three mountain bikers sustained minor injuries because of hitting either the cords or vegetation that Dempsey admitted to placing across the trail, according to the report.

This leaves us thinking about the quality services he must provide the local mental health community, and that we’re glad we saw a guy that looked like Dempsey while we were riding up White Rabbit, and not the other way around.

[Link: Mail Tribune]

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