November 2—LA GRANDE — A man from La Grande was arrested on Monday, October 31 after exposing himself to a 3-year-old child.
The La Grande Police Department arrested Daniel Breshears, 62, for attempted first-degree sexual abuse, endangering the well-being of a minor and public indecency, according to law enforcement documents.
Officer Garrett Jones responded to Blue Mountain Coin-op Laundry, 712 20th St., La Grande, at around 12:40 p.m. after receiving a report that a man exposed his genitals to a child, according to a case statement. likely. The child’s mother told Jones that her son frantically approached her saying a man approached him, exposed himself and acted like he was going to pee on him.
Jones reviewed CCTV footage of the laundry. A green pickup truck with the Breshears nameplate pulled up in the parking lot and a man wearing a Grande Ronde Fitness Club hat walked into the business. Jones watched the man do what the child describes in the video before leaving and walking down the street.
Jones found Breshears at the fitness club and confirmed he was driving a green van. He arrested Breshears and housed him in the Union County Jail.
Breshears is a registered sex offender. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, a felony level offense and endangering the welfare of a minor. Breshears was sentenced to 70 months in prison and 36 months of post-prison supervision. He was also sentenced to 30 days in prison on the second charge.
Union County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Powers set bail at $35,000. Breshears is represented by court-appointed counsel, La Grande’s attorney, J Logan Joseph. He is due in court for a preliminary probable cause hearing on November 7, followed by a plea hearing on November 29.
Isabella Crowley is a reporter for The Observer. Contact her at 541-624-6014 or [email protected]