During Scott Hiatt’s court arraignement Tuesday on charges of Negligent Homicide in the traffic death of soccer fan Richard Swanson May 14th, Hiatt told Judge Sheryl Bachart that he wanted to be released from jail because he’s on hospice, under the care of Santiam Hospice Care of Lincoln City. District Attorney Rob Bovett objected saying he wanted Hiatt to remain at the jail until he could confirm the claim. As of 3:15pm, jail deputies said Hiatt is being released.
Hiatt was the subject of a secret grand jury investigation that produced a charge of negligent homicide in the death of soccer enthusiast Richard Swanson, 42, of Seattle. Swanson was on a 10,000 mile trek to Sao Paulo where a World Cup Soccer match was scheduled to kick off in early June pf 2014. Swanson was raising money for charities when he was hit by Hiatt’s pick up near Pro Build in the Cutler City area of Lincoln City.
Under terms of his release, Hiatt is to surrender his drivers license and not drive any vehicle. He was ordered to return to court on July 22nd, 9:30am before Judge Bachart for what’s called an “Early Resolution Conference.”