|44 Time Looser has neighbors fed up with court system|
Story by James Daniels - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Friday April 9, 2010 - 1:46 PM|
In the north Portland neighborhood where Hendon lives, neighbors said they're too familiar with his criminal history. "We're just aware. We tell him to stay the heck away," said Michael Mitchell, who lives nearby. Records show Hendon's criminal career began in the early 1980s. When FOX 12 asked jail staff in Clackamas County for any mug shots of Hendon, it took 11 e-mails from a jail worker to send all the mug shots they had on file. Despite Hendon's lengthy rap sheet, he remains a free man.
A woman who lives nearby said her major concern is Hendon's status as a registered sex offender. "I have four children that don't need to be subjected to this," she said. "He needs to be put away." When contacted at his home, Hendon declined to comment Thursday. While court documents show he has been charged with his fair share of felonies, most of the arrests were misdemeanor charges. Representatives with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said misdemeanors rarely result in jail time.