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Terry McConn

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Rape conviction brings 10-month sentence

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to 10 months in the County Jail for raping a woman at his residence in February, a crime during which police intervened.

Man arraigned in connection with gang fight at gas station

WALLA WALLA — A man was arraigned Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court on charges related to a fight last month between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

August trial set for Walla Walla man in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — A man who was manager at a local apartment building pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to electronically uploading and possessing child pornography.

Two Walla Walla County trials granted new start dates

WALLA WALLA — Two unrelated criminal trials scheduled for next week in Superior Court have been postponed by the defendants signing waivers agreeing to new dates for their proceedings to begin.

Walla Walla apartment manager charged with possessing child porn

WALLA WALLA — A man who was manager at a local apartment building has been formally charged in Superior Court with electronically uploading and possessing child pornography.

Trial set for man in theft, eluding case

WALLA WALLA — A local man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to criminal charges accusing him of breaking into a neighbor’s residence in April, stealing a vehicle and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with him crashing in a field east of the Regional Airport.

Apartment manager jailed in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — The manager of a local housing complex was arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing child pornography on electronic devices officials found in his apartment.

Bank robbery suspect charged; bail set at $50,000

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of pulling off a heist at the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. Ninth Ave. last week was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with first-degree robbery.

Trial set for College Place robbery suspects

WALLA WALLA — Two defendants were arraigned Monday afternoon in Superior Court on charges relating to the robbery of a College Place woman of prescription medication at her home this month.

Suspect charged with exposure to stand trial

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus is set for trial Aug. 19 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Abuse suspect faces added charge of witness tampering

WALLA WALLA — A man who allegedly assaulted his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse that lasted for more than two years pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to a separate charge.

Final defendant sentenced in shooting case

WALLA WALLA — The last of four defendants has been sentenced in connection with the shootings of two people in a car here last summer.

Walla Walla man gets three years in drive-by shooting

WALLA WALLA — A man who earlier pleaded guilty to involvement in the shootings of two people in a car last summer was sentenced Monday afternoon to three years in prison.

Penitentiary smuggler sentenced to time in county jail

WALLA WALLA — A man who smuggled a cell phone to a Washington State Penitentiary inmate and delivered marijuana to him while working as a correctional officer at the prison last year was ordered Monday afternoon to serve four months of partial confinement in the County Jail.

Trials set for suspects in armed gang fight

WALLA WALLA — Four men pleaded innocent Monday in Superior Court to charges stemming from a fight this month between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

Judges deny appeal in murder of Walla Walla drug informant

WALLA WALLA — The state Court of Appeals in Spokane has affirmed the convictions of a man serving more than three decades in prison for the June 2011 murder of a confidential drug informant in Walla Walla.

Suspects charged in College Place robbery

WALLA WALLA — Two suspects were formally charged Thursday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court with robbing a College Place woman of prescription medication at her home this week.

Trial of man tied to murder case postponed

WALLA WALLA — Scheduling issues have led to another postponement of the trial of a man facing murder-related charges in the slaying of a Walla Walla woman last winter.

Another suspect in Walla Walla gang fight arrested

WALLA WALLA — Another suspect has been arrested in connection with this month’s fight between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

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Fifth man charged in Sunday gang fight

WALLA WALLA — A fifth man has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court in connection with a weekend fight between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store.

Trial of man linked to woman's killing postponed

WALLA WALLA — This week’s trial of a man facing murder-related charges in the slaying of a Walla Walla woman last winter has been postponed until August.

New trial date set in vehicular assault case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for an area man accused of vehicular assault in connection with a two-car, injury crash last winter on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet.

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Suspects charged in Walla Walla gang brawl

WALLA WALLA — Four men have been formally charged following a weekend fight between rival gangs in which one person reportedly pulled a handgun, then was stabbed in the eye.

Walla Walla man pleads innocent to multiple charges

WALLA WALLA — A man who allegedly walked into a woman’s house, burglarized a downtown motel room and exposed himself in that area last month is set for trial July 7 and 8 on four criminal charges.

Ex-prison officer plead to smuggling charges

WALLA WALLA — A man who smuggled a cellphone to a Washington State Penitentiary inmate and delivered marijuana to him while working as a correctional officer at the prison last year faces up to eight months in the County Jail.

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Supreme Court asked to uphold Walla Walla murder conviction

WALLA WALLA — County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle has decided to ask the state Supreme Court to reverse a lower appeals-court ruling that grants a new trial for a gang member serving life for murdering a rival and shooting at other people in a 2011 confrontation in a Walla Walla alley.

Man sentenced to time served for Eastgate attack

WALLA WALLA — A local man has received a time-served sentence after earlier pleading guilty to felony riot in connection with an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant a year ago.

Evaluation slated for exposure suspect

WALLA WALLA — A mental health evaluation has been authorized for a man accused of exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus late last month.

Trial set for man accused of abusing stepdaughters

WALLA WALLA — A local man pleaded innocent Tuesday afternoon to assaulting his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse that allegedly lasted for more than two years.

Man goes to jail in assault on woman in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced Tuesday to three months in the County Jail for assaulting an 18-year-old female acquaintance in November 2012.

Man sent to prison in burglary, attacks

WALLA WALLA — An area man was ordered Tuesday afternoon to serve nearly two years in prison for burglarizing a Walla Walla home in February and participating in an attack on two pedestrians early last year.

Walla Walla man charged with assaulting stepdaughters

WALLA WALLA — A local man has been formally charged with assaulting his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse that allegedly lasted for more than two years.

Suspect in drive-by shooting pleads guilty

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of being the primary instigator in the shootings of two people in a car last summer faces about three years in prison after pleading guilty Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Walla Walla man charged with four weekend crimes

WALLA WALLA — A man who allegedly walked into a woman’s house, burglarized a local motel room and exposed himself in the area last weekend was formally charged Monday afternoon with four crimes.

Man charged with rape pleads guilty to assault

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of raping an 18-year-old female acquaintance in November 2012 pleaded guilty Thursday in Superior Court to an amended charge of second-degree assault.

Walla Walla man charged in burglary, chase

WALLA WALLA — A local man faces six criminal charges in Superior Court after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s residence last month, stealing a vehicle and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with him crashing in a field east of the Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Trial date set for man in Eastgate assault

WALLA WALLA — A man accused of involvement in an attack on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant a year ago has pleaded innocent in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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.