Two Portland men were found guilty Tuesday of all five charges relating to a home-invasion robbery and shooting of a Vancouver police sergeant in April 2009.
Clark County jurors deliberated five hours over two days before rendering a verdict at 1:30 p.m., convicting Jeffery S. Reed, 27, and Daylan E. Berg, 23, of firstdegree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping and intimidating a witness. In addition, Reed was found guilty of a sixth charge of unlawful possession of a firearm because he is a felon.
At first, Berg and Reed showed no emotion as Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis read the verdicts. But they started laughing as a newspaper photographer began taking photos.
As they were being escorted from the courtroom, they smirked and waved at the camera.
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The charges relate to a home-invasion robbery April 13, 2009, of a resident on Delaware Lane and the shooting of Vancouver police Sgt. Jay Alie, who had followed and stopped the men’s car. Alie, who was shot once in the chest, was wearing a ballistic vest and suffered minor injuries. Sentencing is scheduled for July 19.