Man pleads to lesser charge in assault, riot case

Brian Lamprea is expected to be sentenced to time served in connection with a July 5 crime.

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WALLA WALLA — An alleged gang affiliate accused of stabbing a man in July pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Superior Court to a felony riot charge.

Brian Lamprea, 19, faces up to a year in the County Jail when he’s sentenced later.

But in a plea agreement, the prosecution is recommending a time-served sentence. In addition, an initial charge of second-degree assault will be dropped.

Police said Lamprea and about 10 other people attending a party early July 5 in the 1100 block of West Cherry Street chased Andrew A.S. Carroll and two of his male relatives from the gathering to the area of 12th Avenue and Cherry.

There, Lamprea stabbed Carroll on his right wrist with a pocket knife, according to authorities. Carroll was treated by ambulance paramedics, but wasn’t taken by them to a hospital.

Carroll reportedly told officials he knew that gang members were present at the party because of jerseys they commonly wear and what they were saying, and for some reason they started chasing him and his two relatives from the house.

Carroll and his relatives are not known gang members, police said.

Lamprea was charged in August, but wasn’t booked into the County Jail until his apprehension in late November.

In entering the guilty plea Monday, he didn’t admit guilt, but acknowledged the prosecution has evidence that can convict him.

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