Court Report 11-03-13

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Superior Court

CRIMINAL CASES

Walla Walla County

On Oct. 17, the court dismissed a charge against Johnathan A. Tatzlaff, Walla Walla, based on the court’s suppression of evidence.

Carla L. Nilsen, 54, 671 Scott Road, Waitsburg, was charged Oct. 25 with first-degree custodial interference. Nilsen is accused of denying access of a child to the legal guardian between Aug. 26 and Sept. 13.

Tanika M. Burrell, 32, Kennewick, was charged Oct. 25 with second-degree theft and with forgery. Burrell is accused of wrongfully obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over $947.82 belonging to Tyson Fresh Meats; and falsely making, completing, altering, possessing, uttering, offering, disposing of or putting off as true a forged check between June 25 and 27.

Denali F. Knutson, 24, 602 McDole Road, Touchet, was charged Oct. 25 with third-degree assault and with reckless driving. Knutson is accused of kicking a Walla Walla police officer in the leg and driving a vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property on Oct. 24.

Cynthia K. Ramsey, 41, Waitsburg was sentenced Oct. 23 on two counts violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and one count of third-degree theft. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $85.82 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, 30 days in the county jail, 30 days converted to 240 hours Department of Corrections supervised community service, 12 months community custody.  On Oct. 11 Ramsey was found guilty by findings of fact and conclusions of law.

Megan C. Lares-Storms, 23, 343 S.E. Fifth St., College Place, was sentenced Oct. 28 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $74.60 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 45 days in the county jail, credit for 32 days served, 12 months community custody.  On Oct. 28 Lares-Storms pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine on Sept. 17.

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