Court report - 6/15/14

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Superior Court

Walla Walla County

CRIMINAL CASES

Walter K. Walker, 56, 116 S.W. Sixth St., College Place, was charged June 5 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked. Walker is accused of possessing methamphetamine and driving a vehicle while his license or privilege was suspended or revoked on June 4.

Jeremy S. Brown, 22, no permanent address listed, was charged June 5 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Brown is accused of possessing methamphetamine on June 4.

Jesus T. Sosapavon, 19, 800 Clay St., was charged June 6 with two counts of residential burglary, four counts of second-degree theft and one count of theft of a motor vehicle. Sosapavon is accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime on May 27 and June 5, wrongfully obtaining control over $900 cash and three credit cards on May 27, and committing the theft of a Ford Expedition on May 27.

Mercedes M. Nickerson, 23, 607 E. Alder St., was charged June 6 with three counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Nickerson is accused of possessing methamphetamine, and using a glass pipe and syringe on June 6.

Katee Jo Elmenhurst, 22, 2047 Lark Drive, was charged June 6 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and making false or misleading statements to a public servant. Elmenhurst is accused of possessing methamphetamine and knowingly making a false or misleading material statement to a public servant on June 5.

Steven D. McDonald, 60, Washington State Penitentiary, was sentenced June 9 on one count custodial assault. The sentence included restitution to be determined at a separate hearing, $200 in court costs, $45.40 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 275 days in the custody of the Department of Corrections. On June 9 he pleaded guilty by Alford plea, acknowledging there is evidence from which a jury could reach a guilty verdict and he wished to take advantage of a negotiated plea.

Joseph L. Payant, 27, Milton-Freewater, was sentenced June 9 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The court dismissed two other counts. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 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, credit for seven days served, 23 days converted to 184 hours community service, 12 months community custody.  On May 27 Payant pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on Feb. 6.

Corban Fairley, 18, 1319 S. Fourth Ave., was sentenced June 10 on one count second degree complicity to possess stolen property. The sentence included restitution of $267.93 plus an amount to be determined, $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $100 biological fee, 56 days in the county jail, credit for 56 days served.  On June 10 Fairly pleaded guilty to acting as an accomplice to possession of a stolen access device (debit card) with intent of deprive the owner on April 6.

Trevaughn D. Abernathy, 22, 122 W. Maple St., was sentenced  June 5  on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The court dismissed one other count. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $1,000 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act fine, $500 drug enforcement fund, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 181 days in the county jail, credit for 35 days served, 12 months community custody.  On June 2 Abernathy pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing methamphetamine on April 20.

Megan C. Lares-Storm, 23, 434 S.E. Fifth St. was sentenced  June 6 on two counts violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $62 in sheriff fees, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $775 in attorney fees, $3,000 meth lab clean up fine, $100 crime lab and biological fee, 20 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, credit for 83 days served, 12 months community custody.  On May 19 Lares-Storm pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and to possession of drug paraphernalia on March 14.

Nicolas R. Richard, 27, 604 S. Fourth St., College Place, was charged June 11 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Richard is accused of possessing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia on June 10.

Ramon L. Zaragoza, 34, 122 Catherine Ave., Milton-Freewater, was charged June 11 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Zaragoza is accused of possessing methamphetamine; using drug paraphernalia; and willfully hindering, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer on June 9.

JUVENILE CASES

Austin M. Shirley, 15, 2221 Walts Lane was sentenced June 6 on two counts third-degree possession of stolen property and one count third-degree theft. The sentence included 30 days in the Juvenile Justice Center, 12 months community supervision, 30 hours community service, $100 to crime victims compensation fund, $110 in court costs, restitution of $207.95. On May 23 Shirley pleaded guilty to possessing two Seahawks flags that belonged to two other persons worth less than $750 with intent to deprive the owners of the flags between Jan. 29 and 30 and to attempting to obtain a Seahawks flag worth less than $750 from it’s rightful owner on Jan. 28.

DISSOLUTIONS

Christa and Benjamin Sauve’.

Heidi and Jason Newmann.

Sherri L. Ravis and Sergio Perez-Medina.

Heather D. and Matthew A. Hudgins.

Rachelle J. and William D. Kern.

Climate T. and Annelise M. Amanto de la Vida.

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