Man charged over alleged threat to have someone deported

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend man is facing a criminal charge for allegedly threatening to have someone deported. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Thomas Schlossmacher was charged with extortion on Wednesday.  Hummel says Schlossmacher partially paid a Redmond man who is a US citizen for landscaping work by giving the man his pickup truck. Hummel says a dispute over the final payment details led Schlossmacher to send the man a text message demanding he respond or he would contact immigration officials. It wasn’t immediately known if Schlossmacher has a lawyer to comment on the case.