Court reports


Prison ordered for man who injured police officer

A man who injured a Walla Walla police officer during a struggle last month and led law enforcement on a chase along various city streets in a stolen vehicle was sentenced this morning to more than two years in prison.

Kidnap, rape case suspect pleads innocent

A Walla Walla man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to holding a woman against her will for several hours and raping her last month.

Jury finds reasonable doubt in gang shooting

A Walla Walla gang member, who was found not guilty earlier this month of a shooting attack last May, was acquitted by another jury Wednesday of riddling a house on Donald Street with bullets last March.

Trial reset in 2013 Walla Walla gang shooting

A new trial date has been set for a suspect in a 2013 shooting in Walla Walla that injured two gang affiliates.

Garfield County jail rapes lawsuit dismissed

A sexual assault victim has lost his civil rights lawsuit claiming Garfield County failed to protect him from multiple forcible rapes by another inmate while he was held in the County Jail.

Man accused of groping at tasting room pleads innocent

A homeless man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to groping a woman in a downtown Walla Walla wine tasting room this month.

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Murder charges filed in shooting at tavern

First-degree murder charges have been filed against the four suspects in last weekend’s gang-related shooting outside a Walla Walla tavern that killed one person and wounded another.

Brothers accused of Pasco teen’s murder appear in court

Two brothers who were arrested in Walla Walla in connection with the murder of a Pasco teen appeared Monday in Franklin County Superior Court.

Man gets prison time for sex crimes

A local man who pleaded guilty in July to sex-related crimes was sentenced Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to 14 months in prison.

Second Walla Walla teenager charged in June drive-by shooting

A second teenager has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting last June.

Man sentenced for vehicular assault

An area man convicted of causing a two-car, injury crash last year on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet has been sentenced to nine months in the Walla Walla County Jail.

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