Court Report - 2/17/14

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Superior Court

CRIMINAL CASES

Walla Walla County

Fletcher A. Smith-Lefore, 20, 1090 Garrison Village Way, College Place, was charged Jan. 27 with second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and with third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked. Smith-Lefore is accused of intentionally taking, driving away or voluntarily riding in a vehicle without permission, using drug paraphernalia, and driving a vehicle while his license or privilege was suspended or revoked between Jan. 24 and 25.

Chad E. Hays, 38, 144 Whitman St., was charged Jan. 28 with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and with obstructing a law enforcement officer. Hays is accused of unlawfully owning, possessing or controlling a handgun; and willfully hindering, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer on Jan. 23.

Steven J. Caldwell, 20, 505 Newell St., was sentenced Jan. 24 on one count escape from community custody. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $134.10 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 60 days in the county jail, credit for 44 days served. On Jan. 24 Caldwell pleaded guilty to willfully discontinuing making himself available to the Department of Corrections for supervision by making his whereabouts unknown or by failing to maintain contact with the Department of Corrections as directed between Aug. 2 and Aug. 29.

Tanya M. Miller, 27, Lynnwood, Wash., was sentenced Jan. 24 on one count third-degree theft. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $108.06 in sheriff fees, $250 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, 360 days in the county jail with 304 days suspended, credit for 56 days served, 12 months probation. On Jan. 13 Miller pleaded guilty to entering the Taboo store and taking property of a value less than $750 with intent to deprive the owner on Dec. 2.

Nicholas A. Torrescano, 28, 151 Boyer Ave. was sentenced Jan. 27 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $43.40 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 converted to 240 hours community service, 12 months community custody.  On Jan. 13 Torrescano pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing MDMA on May 12.

Michael L. Dayton, 30, 150 S. Wilber Ave, No. 47, was sentenced Jan. 27 on one count third-degree rape of a child. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $87.60 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, $700 SSOSA evaluation fee, 13 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections suspended, 180 days confinement, credit for 42 days served, 13 months community custody.  On Nov. 30 Dayton pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual intercourse with a person between ages 14-17 years while unmarried to and being more than 48 months older than her, between May 1 and July 21.

Jose F. Saldana, 23, 812 Valencia St. was sentenced Jan. 31 on one count hit and run injury. The sentence included restitution to be determined, $200 in court costs, $255.58 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $100 biological fee, 45 days in the county jail, credit for seven days served, 30 days converted to Department of Corrections supervised community service, 12 months community custody.  On Jan. 31 Saldana pleaded guilty to being the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in an injury to one of his passengers, failed to stop at the accident scene, failed to return to the scene and failed to show his drivers license and insurance policy number and insurance company name to the injured passenger on or about Oct. 5, 2012.

A 2012 charge against Jeannie L. Gregory of Milton-Freewater was dismissed by the court pursuant to a stipulated agreement dated Aug. 5, 2012.

Carlos D. Jaques, 44, 1402 Howard St., was charged Feb. 6 with first-degree theft, second-degree theft, two counts of forgery and two counts of third-degree theft. Jaques is accused of wrongfully obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over cash between Dec. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012, and between Jan. 1, 2013, and March 31, 2013; falsely making, completing, altering, possessing, uttering, offering, disposing of or putting off as true two forged checks in August 2012; and wrongfully obtaining control over cash on Aug. 24 and 29, 2012.

Joseph L. Payant, 27, 53472 Locust Road, Milton-Freewater, was charged Feb. 7 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon. Payant is accused of possessing methamphetamine, using drug paraphernalia, and possessing a spring-blade knife on Feb. 6.

DISSOLUTIONS

Michael W. and Kathleen A. Schaecher.

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