Walla Walla man pleads guilty in early February fight

The prosecution recommends community service be ordered for Birzavit Carmona-Hernandez.

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WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of participating in a reported gang-related fight in early February pleaded guilty to a felony charge Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Birzavit Carmona-Hernandez, 19, of 308 N. Sixth Ave., entered the guilty plea to the charge of riot.

Police said he and others were involved in assaults on residents and visitors at a home in the 600 block of West Cherry Street on Feb. 2.

Carmona-Hernandez faces up to a year in the County Jail when he's sentenced later. But the prosecution is recommending 10 days converted to community service in exchange for his guilty plea.

He also initially was charged with second-degree assault and harassment for allegedly swinging a stick at a person and threatening to kill a different person. But those charges will be dismissed, according to the plea agreement.

He has not been in custody pending the outcome of his case.

A co-defendant, Jesse Corona, 19, of 115 N. Fifth Ave., pleaded guilty in September to a gross-misdemeanor riot charge and later received a 330-day suspended jail sentence.

Corona ordered his friends to "rush" the victims, according to police.

Three youths also were charged.

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

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