Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

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Walla Walla County

  • Marcos M. Dejesus, 20, no permanent address listed, was charged Aug. 17 with first-degree possessing stolen property. Dejesus is accused of knowingly possessing stolen property on Aug. 16.

  • Hector Huerta, 21, 604 W. Cherry St., was sentenced Aug. 16 on one count each second-degree malicious mischief, second-degree vehicle prowling and third-degree theft. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution of $793.36, $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 90 days in the county jail, credit for four days served, 12 months community custody. On Aug. 2 Huerta pleaded guilty to knowingly and maliciously causing phys ical damage to property of another exceeding $750, and entering a motor vehicle with intent to steal property and stealing property belonging to another that did not exceed $750 in value on June 5.

  • Jovanni Bladimer Guzman, 30, 405 N. Third Ave. was sentenced Aug. 16 on one count third-degree child molestation. The sentence included restitution of $406.43, $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $700 SSOSA evaluation fee, $100 biological fee, 15 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 195 days served, 36 months community custody. On June 7 Guzman pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact and was at least 48 months older than the person, who was at least 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age and was not married to him on Feb. 2 and 3.

  • Ronald M. Valdez, 45, 330 S. Fourth Ave., No. 4, was sentenced Aug. 16 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus route stop designated by the school district. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $114 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $3,000 meth lab cleanup fee, $100 each crime lab and biological fees, 20 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for seven days served, 20 months community custody. On July 19 Valdez pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school bus route stop designated by the school district on March 12.

  • On Aug. 12 the court dismissed a charge of first-degree malicious mischief against Michael I. Mercado for the reason the state may not be able to provide each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

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