Bail reduced for men charged in Walla Walla shootings

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Gerald Gonzalez Jr.

Suspect descriptions

Gerald Gonzalez Jr. — Gonzalez is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos across his chest, another tattoo on top of left hand showing three crosses in a sunset background and one on his right inside elbow displaying his last name “Gonzalez”.

Carlito Garcia — Garcia is approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has very distinguishing tattoos. On his forehead are a pair of devil horns, over his left eye is the word “SOUTH”, over his right eye is the word “SIDER”. Covering the majority of his right cheek is a tattoo of a skeleton wearing a bandana shooting two guns. Also has tattoos covering the majority of his neck.

WALLA WALLA — Bail amounts for two men jailed in connection with the shootings of two people in a vehicle last month were reduced this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

At hearings Thursday, Judge Scott Wolfram set bail for Cisco Antonio Gonzalez, 18, and Christian Bianey Jaimes Rogel, 19, at $300,000.

But their attorneys argued in court this morning they have family ties to the community and will not be threats if they are released pending further court proceedings.

Wolfram then reduced the bail amounts to $150,000 apiece.

Gonzalez and Jaimes Rogel were arrested Aug. 22 in Milton-Freewater and booked into the Umatilla County Jail. They waived extradition and were transferred to the Walla Walla County Jail on Wednesday.

Two co-defendants — Carlito Angelino Garcia, 18, and 20-year-old Gerald Candelario Gonzalez Jr. — remain at large.

Officials say at least three of the four suspects each was armed with a handgun as they were riding in a white truck that arrived near Sixth Avenue and Moore Street in Walla Walla early on the morning of July 20.

They then allegedly fired multiple times at Johnny A. Jimenez and his girlfriend, Tracy A. Diaz Bobadilla, who were in Diaz Bobadilla’s 2007 Nissan Altima. Both victims were hit by gunfire.

Charges against each defendant include two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree malicious mischief and one count of drive-by shooting.

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

Comments

Hersey 7 months, 3 weeks ago

They have family in the area? Sounds like the family didn't pay much attention to them while growing up. Oh, that's right, the gangs are their family. Wonder how much trouble they will get into before trial?

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Bigdog 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I am frankly amazed.......when I initially read this article and saw the $300k bail; my first thought was "Finally, for once; Judge Wolfram has made a rational decision behind the bench". Unfortunately, this simply is not the case with this change of mind regarding the bail. These gun toting cowards in no way deserve bail of kind.

It is fortunate none of the victims died. The way criminals are coddled in Walla Walla County only gives a nod of approval that little punishment is in store for them when caught. It is business as usual for most gang-bangers.

I am still reeling from the local decision that gave the Blue Mountain Mall pre-meditated slashing a break in sentencing, after she slit her victims throat in cold blood until she died. She also had intentions to scalp the poor girl. What a barbaric and painful way to die? She in no way deserved a break. the victims are never given consideration and their lives are treated as worthless by local judges.

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