Walla Walla youths charged in gang-related fight


WALLA WALLA -- Three youths have been charged in Superior Court with participating in a reported gang-related fight in early February.

Johnny Gonzalez, 17, of 1166 W. Elm St., was charged Thursday with second-degree assault and riot. Two other juveniles, Antonio Carmona-Hernandez, 16, of 308 N. Sixth Ave., and Bernardo Fernandez, 17, of 710 N. Ninth Ave., each face a riot charge.

Police said the suspects and others were involved in assaults on residents and visitors at a home in the 600 block of West Cherry Street on Feb. 2. One victim sought medical treatment for injuries he suffered to his right hand.

During the altercation, Gonzalez allegedly swung a crowbar at two people; Carmona-Hernandez and Fernandez are accused of arming themselves with knives, sticks or rocks.

The defendants weren't arrested in connection with the alleged crimes, but are being summoned to court Friday for their first appearances on the charges.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.


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