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Terry McConn

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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.

Sex offender sentenced, with likely release in June

Colton Langworthy molested a mentally disabled woman while on a bus in Walla Walla County.

WALLA WALLA — A local area man who caused a developmentally disabled young woman to have sexual contact with him in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years behind bars, with credit for time served.

Carlos Valdez murder trial reset

The prosecution and defense need more time to prepare.

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

Burglar sentenced to 3 years in prison

WALLA WALLA — A woman has been ordered to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to a home burglary charge.

Eluding suspect pleads not guilty

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of trying to evade police twice last month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to three crimes.

Eluder gets to spin wheels in prison

Skyler I. Glasby led law enforcement on a chase through Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

Man sentenced, fined for eluding police

WALLA WALLA — A Connell, Wash., man has been sentenced for leading law enforcement on a 15-mile vehicle chase in the Walla Walla area in August.

Ex-judge stated he expected be caught in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — Former District Court Judge John Junke indirectly, but deliberately, tipped off authorities in September that he was downloading Internet child pornography.

Ex-judge pleads guilty in child porn case

John P. Junke Sr. will be held in the Walla Walla County Jail pending sentencing.

WALLA WALLA — A former local District Court judge has pleaded guilty to possessing Internet child pornography on personal computer devices late last summer.

Sex offender resentenced to time served

An appeals court ruling allowed Phillip S. Ingram to plead to lesser charges.

WALLA WALLA ­— A local man was sentenced Monday afternoon to time-served for molesting two underage girls at a New Year’s Eve party about three years ago.

Trial set for man linked to Eastgate Walla Walla shooting

WALLA WALLA — A suspect accused of participating in attacks on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant in May pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspected driver in gang shooting pleads innocent

WALLA WALLA — A trial has been set to start March 10 for a man suspected of driving a vehicle from which a passenger — now serving prison time — shot at rival gang members in 2011.

Idaho escapees arraigned on local theft, gun charges

WALLA WALLA — Two alleged escapees from an Idaho prison who were captured last month near Touchet were arraigned Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court on multiple felony charges.

Man charged in police pursuit

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of trying, but failing, to evade police this week was formally charged Thursday afternoon in Superior Court with three crimes.

New pleas spell earlier release for imprisoned Dixie man

WALLA WALLA — A Dixie man serving a six-year prison sentence for causing a developmentally disabled young woman to have sexual contact with him in 2012 and for possessing child pornography on his laptop computer likely will be free before he expected.

Woman pleads guilty in burglary case

WALLA WALLA — A woman suspected of being involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg in October pleaded guilty this morning to a reduced charge.

Man, woman plead innocent to roles in shooting death

WALLA WALLA — Two defendants accused of helping a murder suspect after he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old Walla Walla woman are scheduled for trial beginning March 11.

Chronic criminal’s sentence to include drug rehab

WALLA WALLA — A man with a long history of drug addiction has been given an opportunity to address his problem.

Robbery suspect apprehended

Thomas Deleon is one five men involved in an unarmed attack, police say.

WALLA WALLA — A second defendant accused of participating in attacks on two men outside an Eastgate restaurant in May has been apprehended.

Suspected driver in Walla Walla shooting nabbed at US border

WALLA WALLA — Officials have apprehended a man suspected of driving a vehicle from which a passenger — now serving prison time — shot at rival gang members in Walla Walla in 2011.

New trial date set for eluding suspect

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a Connell, Wash., man accused of leading law enforcement on a 15-mile vehicle chase in the Walla Walla area in August.

New pleas will cut sentence for child molester

WALLA WALLA ­— A local man who initially was sentenced to at least a decade in prison for sexual assaults on two underage girls at a New Year’s Eve party three years ago apparently won’t have to spend any more time behind bars.

Idaho escapees face Walla Walla County charges

WALLA WALLA — Two men authorities say escaped from an Idaho prison last weekend face multiple felony charges in Walla Walla County after their capture Monday near Touchet.

Attempted rape charge against teen dismissed

WALLA WALLA — A criminal charge accusing a teenager of trying to rape a girl in the training room at Waitsburg High School in November has been dismissed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect in drive-by pleads guilty to conspiracy

WALLA WALLA — A man accused in the shootings of two people in a car last summer pleaded guilty Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a felony charge.

Bail set for associates of murder suspect

WALLA WALLA — Bail has been increased for a man accused of assisting murder suspect Carlos Valdez following the homicide of Yesica Olivos.

Former judge plans to represent himself in child porn case

WALLA WALLA — Although no longer licensed to practice law in this state, a former attorney who was a local District Court Judge in the 1990s will represent himself in the child pornography case against him.

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Big screen, big vision

They might not be fancy, red-carpet movie premieres, but they feel that special to the dozens of guests who routinely attend outdoor screenings of family friendly fare at Marty and Susan Huie’s outdoor theater.

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Teenager charged as adult in woman's murder

WALLA WALLA — A teenager accused of killing a 20-year-old Walla Walla woman has been officially charged in the adult department of Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Suspect in Walla Walla murder nabbed in Spokane

WALLA WALLA — Spokane authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the shooting death of a Walla Walla woman whose body was found down a 25-foot embankment in Walla Walla County last week.

Waitsburg home-invasion thief pleads guilty

WALLA WALLA — A man with an extensive criminal record faces about two years in prison for stealing from a Waitsburg resident in what officials said was a home-invasion robbery in October.

Prison lifer gets 25 more years in assault on officer

WALLA WALLA — A Washington State Penitentiary lifer was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court to 25 years in prison for a February 2012 attack on a correctional sergeant who was spared serious injury because of items in and on his uniform.

Trial date set for man with history of vehicle pursuits

WALLA WALLA — An area man with a history of leading officers on vehicle chases pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in his latest case filed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Former judge accused of possessing child porn

The Internet porn was found on John Junke’s computer when he took it to a shop for repairs.

WALLA WALLA — A disbarred lawyer who once was Walla Walla County District Court judge has been charged with possessing Internet child pornography on his personal computer devices late last summer.

New trial date set in home invasion case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of being involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg in October.