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Lisa Loving of The Skanner News

UPDATE: Kyeron has been moved from the adult jail to the Juvenile Detention Center and will be housed there. 

A teenager hospitalized without explanation while in the custody of law enforcement last summer was this morning removed by Multnomah County Sheriffs deputies from a juvenile psychiatric facility and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Kyeron Fair, 17, whose family has still never been informed exactly how, when and by whom he was hospitalized in the cardiac intensive care unit at Oregon Health and Sciences University last September, has been charged with 14 felony counts of robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a weapon – with a combined bail set at $3,055,000.

He is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 8 at 9:45 at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Fair's family has retained attorneys Greg and Jason Kafoury, who filed a tort claim late last year against several local government agencies and have been conducting their investigation into the case.

Jason Kafoury told The Skanner News this afternoon that Fair's mother is distraught and afraid for the Parkrose High School senior's safety at the adult jail, which may have been where he was injured and hospitalized.

The case is complicated by the fact that Fair had a severe psychiatric breakdown after he regained consciousness at OHSU, and has so far not been able to recall the events that led up to his hospitalization.

None of the agencies and institutions who had a hand in Fair's custody – the Portland Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriffs Department, Multnomah County Juvenile Justice and OHSU, where his family says he lay in a coma for days cuffed to his hospital bed -- have yet admitted publically who injured the teen, how, when or why.

State Rep. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, last year initiated an investigation of the Multnomah County Sheriffs Department by the Oregon State Police, which Kafoury confirmed has not yet been completed.


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