A man who two local officers shot after he aimed a rifle at them near Tollgate in 2011 was found guilty on multiple charges.

The shooting happened March 22, 2011, at 7:28 p.m. when OSP Trooper Ryan Sharp and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy Morgan Dunlap encountered a man armed with a rifle while they were investigating and searching for a driver involved in an earlier traffic crash near Tollgate.

Officers ordered Michael Thomas Summers, 53, of Pendleton, to put down the rifle. After Summers didn’t comply, the officers shot Summers three times. Neither officer was shot.

Summers received medical treatment in the intensive care unit at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He was wanted on a federal parole violation warrant related to a previous weapons offense.

A jury Thursday, Aug. 16, concluded a two-day trial at the Umatilla County Court House, Pendleton, when it found Summers guilty of first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine, driving under the influence of intoxicants, two counts of pointing a firearm at another and two counts of menacing. The charges of burglary, firearms possession, theft and meth possession are felonies, the rest are misdemeanors.

The jury acquitted Summers of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Circuit Court Judge Lynn Hampton will sentence Summers at 10 a.m. Monday.

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