Ore. jail inmate gets 30 days for flashing judge

Dustin Irons was arrested in December on assault charges

Courtroom file (MGN)
Courtroom file (MGN)

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton, Oregon, jail inmate got 30 days behind bars for exposing himself to a judge.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports the flashing incident happened last week when 26-year-old Dustin Irons appeared via video for a hearing at the Umatilla County Courthouse.

Sheriff’s Capt. Stewart Harp says Irons dropped his pants, exposing himself to the judge on a large screen TV. Harp says it was “pretty creative” for the inmate to do that while wearing restraints. Jail staff then hustled Irons out of camera view as he made a lewd comment.

Judge Chris Brauer gave Irons 30 days in jail for contempt of court.

Irons was arrested in December on assault and other charges stemming from an incident at a Pendleton motel. He pleaded not guilty.

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