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Eluding suspect faces four charges

A motorcyclist suspected of leading police on a short vehicle chase in Walla Walla last weekend faces four criminal charges in Superior Court.

Walla Walla gang brawler pleads guilty

A man accused in connection with a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store pleaded guilty this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.

High court lets Walla Walla murder conviction stand

A man serving more than three decades in prison for the June 2011 murder of a confidential drug informant in Walla Walla has reached the end of his state appeals.

Bail reduced in downtown luring case

A man accused of luring an 11-year-old girl he encountered in downtown Walla Walla last month is being held in the County Jail on a reduced bail amount.

Man sentenced in domestic violence case

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to holding his former girlfriend against her will and causing a fire outside her apartment in October, then was sentenced to time-served.

Man thanks Walla Walla police for not killing him during standoff

Amid nationwide protests over concerns of excessive force used by police, a Walla Walla man on Wednesday tearfully praised local law enforcement officers for not killing him during a tense November standoff.

Man held for investigation of firing shotgun

A Walla Walla man is in jail on a $10,000 bond after firing a shotgun at a wall above his wife’s head Tuesday night, according to Walla Walla police.

Walla Walla woman pleads guilty to vehicle assault

An area woman pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to causing a traffic collision in August, injuring another driver.

Judge splits trial in home robbery case

Separate trials have been scheduled for two suspects facing felony charges stemming from an October robbery at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street.

Court Report 01-01-15

Superior Court