Inmate launches unprovoked attack on jail deputy


Hayden Landry Davis will spend 6 years in prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who attacked a Washington County Jail deputy after being arrested on a burglary charge will now spend more than 6 years in prison for his crimes.

Hayden Landry Davis was arrested February 20, 2019 after using a hammer to try and break into a Beaverton home. Davis hurt himself trying to break in and was found not far from the scene bleeding from his hand and wearing the same clothes the victim described.

Hayden Landry Davis in a 2019 mug shot from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators said Davis later admitted to breaking the door and where he hid the hammer he used.

While he was in the Washington County Jail, Davis attacked a jail deputy during recreation time. The attack, caught on video, shows Davis come up behind the deputy and attack, hitting him in the face several times. The deputy fought back and soon got the upper hand with the help of other inmates.

Deputy Daniel Guzman told KOIN 6 News he didn’t have time to be afraid when Davis came at him. He said his training kicked in as he fought him off with his fists.

Guzman said it was recess in the jail pod as nearly 60 inmates were free to walk around. He was the only deputy on the desk at that time.

Davis walked up behind him.

A still frame from video shows Hayden Landry Davis attacking a Washington County Jail deputy, March 31, 2019 (Washington County DA)

“I addressed him by turning around and asked him what he needed. He didn’t say anything, just kind of stared at his feet, rocked back and forth,” Guzman said. “Eventually I said ‘I don’t need you standing behind me. If you have a question come around the desk.’ That’s where you see me pointing. That’s when he just kind of launched at me.”

They exchanged punches and Guzman hit Davis in the face. He used his pager to call for help and some inmates actually helped pin Davis.

Jail deputies don’t carry guns, but they do have Tasers and pepper spray.

Guzman said it all happened very quickly.

In May 2017, Davis attacked a Washington County deputy while he was being arrested on an outstanding warrant. He took off running but was tracked down by Hillsboro Police K9 Blazer. The deputy in that incident suffered minor injuries.

Hayden Landry Davis was caught by Hillsboro Police K9 Blazer, May 26 2017. (WCSO)_464853
Hayden Landry Davis, May 2017 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Davis, who was on probation at the time of his February arrest, pleaded guilty to the deputy attack on September 17 and a jury convicted him of the burglary 2 days later.

Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced him to 6 years, 2 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections for the combination of crimes.

Hayden Landry Davis in 2017, left, and in 2019 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

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