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Salem woman gets 1.5 years of bench probation for macing man during Labor Day protest
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  CRIME Magen Marie Stevens  
 
A Salem woman was sentenced to a year and a half of bench probation for macing a man during a Labor Day protest on the Oregon State Capitol grounds last year.

Magen Marie Stevens, 36, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree use of mace/tear gas. Stevens was ordered to pay $200 in fees. A fourth-degree assault charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Since last year, Stevens has been a frequent participant at pro-Trump rallies and organized events in the Salem area, including November's Defeat The Steal And Defy The Lockdown rally.

The Thanksgiving potluck-style event drew more than 250 people, including members of the Proud Boys, a right-wing group labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Stevens came under monitoring after Marion County District Attorney investigators reported she committed violent acts, including kicking, hair-pulling and dragging persons to the ground, while participating in a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. last December. Read full story