Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

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Walla Walla County

  • Paul E. Cardenas, 49, 516 N. Division St., was charged June 14 with two counts of harassment. Cardenas is accused of knowingly and unlawfully threatening to kill two people on June 12.

  • Alissa M. Vega, 29, 1122 Francis Ave., was charged June 14 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Vega is accused of unlawfully delivering hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a school bus route stop on April 30.

  • Freddy Antonio Marin, 29, Walla Walla County Jail, was sentenced June 13 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school bus route as designated by the school district and violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-delivery of cocaine and violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-possession with intent to deliver cocaine. The court dismissed four other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 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 crime lab and biological fee, 36 months and one day in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 41 days served, 12 months community custody. On May 31 Marin pleaded guilty to delivering cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school district designated bus stop on April 11; unlawfully delivering cocaine to another on April 22; and possessing cocaine with intent to deliver to another person on May 4.

  • Vanessa Avalos, 22, 514 N. Sixth Ave., was sentenced June 13 on one count each residential burglary-domestic violence and second-degree theft. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $63.40 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, $100 domestic violence penalty assessment, 90 days in the county jail, credit for 83 days served, 12 months community custody. On May 31 Avalos pleaded guilty to, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property, entering or remaining in a dwelling and the offense constituted a domestic violence crime between May 21 and May 22, and to wrongfully obtaining or exerting control over the property of another of a value exceeding $750 but less than $5,000 with intent to deprive the owner on or about March 6.

  • Jose Merlo Mejia, 34, 4000 Summit Drive, Hood River, Ore., was sentenced June 14 on one count first-degree rape of a child. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $87.40 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 93 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, and lifelong community custody. On April 11 Mejia pleaded guilty to the charges by Alford Plea, knowing of a judge or jury were to hear the charges at trial he would likely be found guilty of the charges.
  • The court dismissed charges against Debra Lyn Hong on June 9, as the state was no longer able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Curtis P. Auxier, 35, 520 S. Third Ave., was sentenced June 9 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-possession of methamphetamine and third-degree possession of stolen property. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution of $408.02, $200 in court costs, $303.80 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 each crime lab and biological fee, 360 days in the county jail with 300 suspended, credit for 72 days served, 12 months community custody. On June 8, Auxier pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and knowingly possessing stolen property with a value of less than $750, knowing it was stolen, on Dec. 13.
  • Eduardo Miranda Salazar, 19, 37 McKay Place, was sentenced June 12 on one count attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution of $10,171.48, $200 in court costs, $48.20 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 10 days in the county jail, 30 days converted to Department of Corrections work crew. On May 16, Salazar pleaded guilty to willfully failing to immediately bring his motor vehicle to a stop and drove in a reckless manner while attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle on or about Jan. 8.
  • Ivan Maya Alvarado, 23, 541 N. Sixth Ave., was sentenced June 13 on one count second-degree malicious mischief. The sentence included restitution of $5,283.43, $200 in court costs, $62.70 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, five months in the county jail, credit for one day served, 149 days converted to work release. On May 31, Alvarado pleaded guilty to knowingly and maliciously causing physical damages exceeding $750 to property of others between July 18 and July 30.

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