Student files restraining order against her ex-boyfriend

Samantha Sigler

Zachary Ryan Spencer

A Linfield student was threatened by her ex-boyfriend, prompting her to file for a restraining order against him Nov. 1.

Freshman Laura Jean Lichit’s restraining order was approved, prohibiting McMinnville resident Zachary Ryan Spencer from coming within 150 feet of campus. The need for a restraining order rose after Lichit broke up with Spencer after coming to college, she said.

Spencer then began to send her obscene and threatening text messages, at which point, Lichit felt that obtaining a restraining order was the best thing to do to prevent Spencer from contacting her, she said.

“I wanted to take every precaution,” Lichit said.

Spencer is a 5’6,” 20-year-old Caucasian male who is often seen wearing a baseball cap.

Spencer has a barbed wire tattoo around his neck and shoulders as well as a skull tattoo on his right shoulder.

If seen on campus, students are advised not to contact him and to call 911 immediately.

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