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Felon (by AlbanyDog [OR]) Sep 8, 2023 4:41 AM
       Felon (by zero [IN]) Sep 8, 2023 9:29 AM
       Felon (by Jim in O C [CA]) Sep 8, 2023 9:42 AM

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Felon (by AlbanyDog [OR]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2023 4:41 AM

State Specific Question About: OREGON (OR)

Person responded to our For Rent ad and said, “after reading your application I wanted to make sure you would rent to a felon” and said he “hasn't been arrested in almost 3 years” and states "I have turned my life around and have had no more violations".

We respond and asked what were the charges?

He said "Delivery and possession felony elude"

We got his name and ran a quick internet search

He was a felon on supervised parole when the following occurred:

*Arrested for Eluding police in August 2020.

*Arrested September 30th, 2020 during a raid on his home where Officer’s located quantities of individually packaged heroin and methamphetamine, along with additional packaging material, digital gram scales, records indicating the sale of controlled substances, numerous prohibited weapons and other paraphernalia items. Lots of charges but, because it was Covid they cited and released him.

*Arrested October 22rd, 2020 Police witnessed he was dealing drugs again, obtained and served another search warrant and found exactly the same stuff for a second time in less then a month. So, more charges. This time his "Significant Other" and a 3 year old were present so there were additional charges of child endangerment etc and the child was taken away. The his SO was charged also. While observing him before the arrest they followed him to another home and served a search warrant on that place as well and found more of the same and yet another person to arrest. This time they kept him and his SO in jail and sent him to prison, again.

He was released from prison mid February 2023 after 2+ years incarceration, so 7 months out, currently on supervised parole.

We asked him when he was last in Prison/jail to see if he would admit he tried to fool us by claiming he hadn’t been arrested in 3 years, of course not because he was in PRISON. Hard to get arrested in there!

He admitted he was released in February of this year. Also stated he "just finished drug rehabilitation and has a job".

So, lets recap. FELON, who got arrested at least 3 more times on some serious drug dealing charges (heroin and meth) as well as weapons charges and child endangerment before being sent back to prison for 2+ years. Released only 7 months, just completed drug rehabilitation so only RECENTLY got clean and sober despite his years of incarceration and has landed his first job in god only knows how long.

Had he been released 3 years ago, maybe, but less than a year and just got clean and sober, we would not want to rent to them. Can we legally tell them we wouldn't rent to them? or just that they likely would not pass if they apply? --204.195.xx.xxx

Felon (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2023 9:29 AM

I would probably find a valid reason to DQ him.

Hope he got his life turned around but I don't want to be the test subject this soon.

I do not know OR laws as to if being a felon is a protected class now. --107.147.xx.xxx

Felon (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2023 9:42 AM

Insufficient time on job and probably insufficient income. You can apply in 2 years and 5 months. --99.23.xxx.x

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