Superior Court - CRIMINAL CASES

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Walla Walla County

  • Roberto R. Arroyo, 21, 330 W. Chestnut St., was charged Oct. 26 with escape from community custody. Arroyo is accused of willfully discontinuing making himself available to the Department of Corrections for supervision between July 10 and July 18.

  • Kay L. Sharpe, 57, 240 Murphy St., Space 4, Waitsburg, was charged Oct. 26 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Sharpe is accused of unlawfully possessing methamphetamine and less than 40 grams of marijuana on Oct. 25.

  • Nicholas R. Richard, 25, 2141 Leonard Drive, was charged Oct. 25 with unlawful issuance of bank checks. Richard is accused of making, drawing, uttering or delivering 26 checks between Sept. 23, 2010, and Oct. 10, 2010, knowing at the time he didn't have sufficient funds in or credit with the bank or depository to meet the checks in full.

  • Edwin S. Francisco, 26, 8171/2 S.E. College Ave., College Place, was charged Oct. 25 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Francisco is accused of unlawfully possessing with intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school bus route stop on Oct. 24.

  • Michael Allan Milner, 41, transient, was sentenced Oct. 21 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-delivery of a legend drug and violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-delivery of oxydocone within 1,000 feet of a school bus route stop as designated by the school district. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $250 jury demand fee, $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, 100 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 142 days served, 12 months community custody. On Aug. 15 Milner pleaded guilty to unlawfully delivering a legend drug on April 2 and unlawfully delivering oxycodone on April 27.

  • Katherine Elaine Hall, 39, 150 S. Willow St., No. 85, was sentenced Oct. 24 on one count unlawful issue of bank checks-felony. The sentence included restitution of $2,042.86, $200 in court costs, $25 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, no jail time or supervision. On Oct. 10 Hall pleaded guilty to, in a series of transactions, delivering checks to a restaurant knowing there was insufficient funds in the account, between Sept. 10, 2006, and Jan. 21, 2009.

  • Justin Matthew Sprengel, 20, Kennewick, was sentenced Oct. 24 on one count second-degree theft of livestock. The court dismissed three other counts. The sentence included restitution of $1,350, $200 in court costs, $180 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 crime lab and biological fee, one day in the county jail, credit for one day served, 12 months community custody. On Oct. 10 Sprengel pleaded guilty to willfully shooting and slaughtering two calves without the owner's permission.

  • Michael Jake Gatewood, 29, 928 Carrie St., was sentenced Oct. 24 on one count each violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-possession of methamphetamine and third-degree driving while license suspended. The court dismissed three other counts. The sentence included restitution $200 in court costs, $81 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 crime lab and biological fees, 30 days in the county jail, credit for four days served, 26 days converted to community service, 12 months community custody. On Oct. 10 Gatewood pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine and to driving with a suspended or revoked license on July 31.

  • On Oct. 19 the court dismissed the charge of failure to register as a sex offender against Elliot Austin White, for reason the state may not be able to prove all elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • On Oct. 19 the court dismissed a charge against Michael Allan Milner, per a plea agreement on another court cause.

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