VALE — An Ontario man has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct charges based after frightening local youth with a gun just before Halloween.
According to Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe, Kamal Bagha, 27, has been placed on 12 months of probation.
The incident took place at the Economy Inn in Ontario on Oct. 27 when a group of local youth were tasked with carrying signs around Ontario to advertise the haunted house at the old city shop on North Oregon behind Nichols Accounting.
Not long after leaving, the group returned and told Ontario City Manager Adam Brown (who was volunteering at the front desk of the haunted house) that “a man had pulled a gun on him and told him he better leave or I’ll shoot you.”
According to then-Ontario Police Chief Cal Kunz, officers were able to locate the suspect at the motel after responding to the call. They located and seized the gun in question.
Bagha was originally facing a charge of menacing.