Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

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Walla Walla County

  • David J. Smith, 47, 612 S. 12th Ave., was sentenced Jan. 11 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of fentanyl. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $104.90 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $1,000 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act fee, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 biological fee, 14 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 43 days served, 12 months community custody. On Dec. 18, Smith pleaded guilty to possessing fentanyl on Nov. 5.
  • Samuel Armijo, 39, 1441 E. Sumach St., was sentenced Jan. 11 on one count first-degree child molestation. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, $700 SSOSA evaluation fee, $674.80 extradition costs, 51 months to life in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 180 days served. On Oct. 16 Armijo pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact with a person, and he was at least 36 months older than that person, and that person was less than 12 years of age and he was not married to that person, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2001.
  • The court dismissed a charge against Amalia Torres Potter on Jan. 6, as the state could no longer prove damages exceeded more than $750.
  • Benjamin P. Foster, 34, 105 Newell St., was charged Jan. 12 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Foster is accused of unlawfully possessing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia on Oct. 15.
  • Diana F. Zimmerman, 48, West Richland, was charged Jan. 12 with second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted theft. Zimmerman is accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in Shopko, 1651 W. Rose St., with the intent to commit a crime; and attempting to wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control over merchandise on Jan. 11.
  • Leanne D. Buff, 22, 550 S. Second Ave., was sentenced Jan. 7 on one count second-degree theft. The sentence included restitution of $200, $200 in court costs, $101.18 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 30 days in the county jail, credit for 23 days served, 24 months community custody. On Jan. 4 Buff pleaded guilty to wrongfully obtaining or exerting control over an access device of another with intent to deprive the owner of the property on Sept. 22, 2007.
  • James A. Brown, 19, 82 Shamrock St., Burbank, was sentenced Jan. 11 on one count second-degree theft. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included restitution of $1,179.92, $200 in court costs, $246 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 30 days in the county jail, credit for one day served, 29 days converted to Department of Corrections work crew. On Dec. 14 Brown pleaded guilty to using a debit card belonging to another person to obtain money exceeding $250 but not more than $1, 500 on June 17.
  • Nicholas A. Tucker, 24, 1955 Whitman St., was charged Jan. 11 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Tucker is accused of knowingly or intentionally obtaining or attempting to obtain hydrocodone and oxycodone by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, subterfuge and/or by the concealment of material fact on Nov. 13.
  • James L. Johnson, 55, Pendleton, was charged Jan. 12 with second-degree theft and third-degree theft. Johnson is accused of appropriating a lost or misdelivered credit card, and wrongfully obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over cash and a wallet on Oct. 17.
  • Brandice M. Sundquist, 32, 105 Newell St., was charged Jan. 12 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Sundquist is accused of unlawfully possessing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia on Oct. 15.


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