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Probation, treatment ordered in assault, burglary case

WALLA WALLA — A man who previously pleaded guilty in an October burglary and assault of a woman in Waitsburg will not have to spend more time in the Walla Walla County Jail if he successfully completes probation.

Trial date set for man accused of chase with knife

WALLA WALLA — A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to a charge accusing him of chasing a woman while wielding a large hunting-style knife last month.

College Place man sentenced to prison for chase

WALLA WALLA — An area man was sentenced Monday afternoon to one year and 10 months in prison for leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase south of Walla Walla in September.

Washington State Penitentiary inmate charged in vicious stabbing

WALLA WALLA — A Washington State Penitentiary inmate has been charged with stabbing a fellow prisoner in early 2012, severely injuring him.

Fourth suspect nabbed in Eastgate assault

WALLA WALLA — A fourth suspect now is facing charges related to an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant a year ago.

Appeals court holds firm for new Walla Walla murder trial

WALLA WALLA — The state Court of Appeals is standing firm on its ruling granting a new trial for Benito Gomez, a gang member serving life for murder and assaults here in 2011.

Man pleads guilty in Waitsburg burglary and assault

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of entering a Waitsburg woman’s home in October and attacking her pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to two felonies.

Washington State Penitentiary draws from within for new superintendent

WALLA WALLA — A new superintendent has been appointed to helm the Washington State Penitentiary.

Trial again delayed for man accused of murdering Walla Walla woman

WALLA WALLA — The trial for a man accused of shooting to death a Walla Walla woman is being postponed again in Superior Court to allow for further investigation and analysis by both sides in the case.

Ex-prison officer pleads innocent to smuggling charges

WALLA WALLA — A man who was working as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary last year pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to smuggling a cell phone and marijuana to an inmate at the facility.

Jail vandal, courthouse escapee sentenced

WALLA WALLA — A man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to escaping from the Walla Walla County Courthouse after previously vandalizing the jail lobby was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court.

Idaho escapee gets jail time in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A second convict who fled an Idaho prison early this year has been sentenced in Walla Walla County Superior Court for crimes he committed on the lam before he was captured near Touchet.

College Place man pleads guilty in eluding case

WALLA WALLA — An area man faces about two years in prison after admitting he led law enforcement on a vehicle chase south of Walla Walla in September.

Walla Walla man pleads guilty to riot in Eastgate attack case

WALLA WALLA — A local man entered a guilty plea Monday afternoon in Superior Court in connection with an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last May.

Man pleads guilty in burglary, attack cases

WALLA WALLA — An area man has pleaded guilty in two criminal cases filed against him in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man pleads innocent in Walla Walla rape case

WALLA WALLA — A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to raping an 18-year-old female acquaintance in November 2012.

Rape trial postponed to June

WALLA WALLA — Next week’s trial of a man accused of raping a woman at his residence in February has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Eluding trial to start after defendant gets treatment

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of being highly intoxicated and leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase along numerous streets in Waitsburg last month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to two criminal charges.

Man gets prison time for Waitsburg home robbery

WALLA WALLA — A man with an extensive criminal record has been ordered to serve two years and five months in prison for stealing from an elderly Waitsburg resident in what officials said was a home-invasion robbery in October.

Successful appeal spells earlier release for woman in cyberstalking, threats case

Kathy A. Hendrickson was resentenced after three of the 10 crimes of which she was convicted were thrown out.

WALLA WALLA — A woman who in 2011 started serving a seven-year prison term for crimes such as cyberstalking and making bomb threats is nearing the end of her incarceration as the result of a successful appeal.

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Appeals court orders new trial in Walla Walla murder case

The state appeals court said locking the door during the trial denied Benito Gomez a public trial.

WALLA WALLA — The state Court of Appeals has granted a new trial for a man serving life in prison for murdering a rival gang member and shooting at other people in a 2011 confrontation in an alley in the west end of Walla Walla.

Trial set for man in escape from Walla Walla County courthouse

WALLA WALLA — A man with possible mental health issues pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to escaping from the County Courthouse following a court appearance earlier this month on a previous charge.

Man sentenced to time served for role in shooting

WALLA WALLA — A man who earlier pleaded guilty to involvement in the shootings of two people in a car last summer won’t have to spend anymore time locked up in the County Jail or prison.

Drug-offender sentencing ordered for man in eluding case

WALLA WALLA — An area man who evaded police in a vehicle earlier this year will have an opportunity to address his substance abuse problem.

Trial set for man charged in injury wreck near Touchet

WALLA WALLA — An area man is set for trial June 3-4 on a charge of vehicular assault in connection with a two-car, injury crash this month on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet.

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Fan-demonium: Sports fans demonstrate their enthusiasm

Gotta love those wild and crazy sports fans.

Driver in Waitsburg chase highly intoxicated, officials say

WALLA WALLA — Bail in the amount of $10,000 was set Thursday in Superior Court for a man suspected of leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase along numerous streets in Waitsburg early that morning.

Alleged burglar faces multiple charges

WALLA WALLA — An area man has been arraigned on multiple charges in two criminal cases filed against him in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Idaho escapee sentenced for Walla Walla County crimes

WALLA WALLA — A convict who fled an Idaho prison early this year has been sentenced in Walla Walla County Superior Court for multiple crimes he committed before he was captured near Touchet.

Trial set for man charged in Eastgate assault

WALLA WALLA — A local man’s trial starts April 15 in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant last May.

Man pleads innocent in eluding case

WALLA WALLA — An area man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase south of Walla Walla in September.

Sentence reduced for man in motel meth lab case

WALLA WALLA — The prison time has been cut by two years for a career criminal who police say set up a large methamphetamine lab at the Walla Walla Vineyard Inn in 2011.

Driver in injury wreck charged with vehicular assault

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with vehicular assault in connection with a two-car, injury crash last weekend on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet.

Man faces prison time after guilty plea in eluding case

WALLA WALLA — A man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to evading police in a vehicle earlier this year.

Man charged in September vehicle chase

WALLA WALLA — An area man is in custody at the Walla Walla County Jail for allegedly leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase south of Walla Walla in September.

Ex-prison officer faces contraband smuggling charges

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man is accused of smuggling a cellphone and marijuana to an inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary last year when he was working there as a correctional officer.

Idaho escapee pleads guilty to local charges

WALLA WALLA — A convict who fled an Idaho prison early this year pleaded guilty Wednesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to multiple crimes he committed before he was captured near Touchet.

Third suspect arrested in Eastgate attack

WALLA WALLA — Officials have arrested a third suspect accused of participating in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant in May.

Driver in shooting to be deported after 5-month jail term

WALLA WALLA — A man who drove a vehicle from which a passenger shot a rival gang member in 2011 was sentenced Monday afternoon to five months in the County Jail.

Man sentenced in Eastgate beating

WALLA WALLA — A man who participated with four others in an attack outside an Eastgate restaurant in May pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to felony riot.

Man subdued in home charged with burglary

WALLA WALLA — Criminal charges were filed Monday afternoon against a man who was caught in an alleged burglary of an occupied home on Martha Street last week.

New charges sought for man linked to murder

WALLA WALLA — One of the defendants accused of assisting after the murder of Yesica Olivos now is suspected of being involved in the shooting death itself.

Ex-judge sentenced in pornography case

John P. Junke Sr. must receive outpatient treatment and register as a sex offender.

WALLA WALLA — John P. Junke Sr., a former local District Court judge, has about two months more to serve in the Walla Walla County Jail for possessing Internet child pornography on his computer devices late last summer.

Woman pleads guilty to role in homicide

In a deal with prosecutors, she will testify against murder suspect Carlos Valdez.

WALLA WALLA — A local woman has turned state’s evidence and pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Superior Court to driving a murder suspect from the scene of the killing that occurred on New Year’s Eve or early the following day.

Walla Walla man pleads innocent to rape, assault charges

WALLA WALLA — A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to raping a woman at his residence this month.

Officials: DNA links suspect to Walla Walla gang assault

Roberto Reyes Arroyo, 23, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and riot.

WALLA WALLA — A second suspect has been charged with participating in an attack on two pedestrians in the area of Chase Avenue and Maple Street early last year.

Driver pleads guilty in gang shooting

WALLA WALLA — A man who drove a vehicle from which a passenger shot at rival gang members in 2011 pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Man charged with 2012 rape of Walla Walla teen

WALLA WALLA — A man has been charged with raping an 18-year-old female acquaintance here in November 2012.

Man charged in Walla Walla rape case

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of raping a woman at his residence last week faces two felony counts in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Police arrest Walla Walla man after interrupting alleged rape

The arresting officer kicked open the suspect’s door after hearing a woman’s cries.

WALLA WALLA — Police arrested a 38-year-old man Thursday night on suspicion of raping a woman after intervening in the apparent sexual assault.