Man pleads guilty to assault of couple at Poet’s Beach

Jonathan T. Rance, jail booking photo. (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau)Jonathan T. Rance, jail booking photo. (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau)


A man pleaded guilty to attacking a couple on a beach along the Willamette River on Wednesday.

Jonathan Rance pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Back in July, a couple was walking along poet’s beach when police said Rance got angry that they had their dog off-leash.

Afterward, Rance went to his tent, got a metal baton and attacked the couple, according to

Rance was sentenced to five years in prison with three years’ post-prison supervision and no future contact with the victims.

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