A Grants Pass man sent to prison a decade ago for stealing and crashing a pickup truck with a 2-year-old inside has been sent back to prison on theft charges.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported that 39-year-old Jayson Sauer was sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2003 kidnapping. Sauer said later he hadn't realized the girl was in the idling truck pickup he stole. The girl was found traumatized but otherwise unhurt.
During the kidnapping case, Sauer asked for treatment for methamphetamine abuse. Two years ago, just out of prison, he was convicted of meth possession.
Last week, he pleaded guilty to a series of thefts, including 3,400 gallons of fuel, a truck and an ATV. Judge Lindi Baker sentenced him to 10 years.