Tahlequah Daily Press

January 30, 2014

Man pleads to abduction charge, gets deferred sentence

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A 20-year-old Tahlequah man entered a plea agreement this week and received a deferred sentence for abduction of a person under 21.

Davin Vagn Jorgensen was charged last year with second-degree rape, abduction, and obstructing an officer.

According to a minute order filed Wednesday, the rape charge was dismissed with court costs. Jorgensen pleaded guilty to the abduction charge and received a five-year deferred sentence and District Attorney supervision for two years.

He pleaded no contest to the obstruction charge and was given a one-year deferred sentence, along with costs. Jorgensen was also ordered to attend relationship counseling.

Prosecutors alleged Jorgensen took a 14-year-old girl away from her mother last year, without the consent of the girl’s parents and for the purpose of committing a crime involving moral turpitude.

The obstruction charge alleged Jorgensen hid in a closet when Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrick Snyder looked for him.