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Court Report


Sheriff's Report


Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report possible criminal or suspicious activities to dispatchers or alleged victims for this column.

Monday, Feb. 13: A vehicle slid off Long Lake Road east of SR 231.

A tow truck was used to pull a vehicle from a ditch on SR 174 in the Wilbur area.

Odessa Police investigated a report that a man’s email and eBay accounts had been accessed without his authorization.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Harrington firefighters doused a U-Haul vehicle reported to be ablaze on SR 28 at Kupers Road.

Two deputies were sent to the Redwine Canyon/Sterling Valley area after a caller reported hearing a man “screaming” that he was “going to kill everyone.”

A pickup truck was observed traveling on the wrong side of U.S. 2 east from Davenport.

Responding to Reardan’s Hwy Café, a deputy arrested a man inside the bar in connection with a broken window discovered at the nearby AgLink, Inc., facility on the west end of town.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Responding to the 300 block of South 4th, Odessa ambulance personnel assisted an 84-year-old woman who slipped and fell on ice.

Dispatchers took a report that a man and woman were “toking up” inside the women’s bathroom at the eastbound I-90 rest area near Sprague.

With black ice believed to be the cause, a state plowing truck and a passenger vehicle slid off SR 231 just north of Little Falls Road.

Sprague firefighters put out a kitchen fire inside a residence in the 200 block of West 5th.

A pickup truck slid off a “very icy” Teel Hill Road north of Davenport.

An individual was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving after deputies responded to a report of a slide-off on the Harrington Tokio Road about halfway between Talkington and Gilliland roads.

Responding to the 1200 block of Morgan Street in Davenport, deputies arrested an individual on suspicion of domestic violence assault after a woman reported she had been kicked, punched and placed in a chokehold to the point of not being able to breathe.

Odessa police and firefighters, along with Avista Utilities personnel, responded to a report of a transformer explosion in the 100 block of South Cedar.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Standing water was reported in the roadway on SR 21 near Rimrock Road. Near Wilbur, a water and landslide on SR 21 was reported.

A large number of railroad spikes were discovered in the roadway on SR 23 near Sprague.

Malfunctioning railroad crossing arms were reported at Alder Street in Odessa.

Friday, Feb. 17: Sprague firefighters responded to a report of railroad ties on fire near East Lake Lane and Sprague Lake Resort Road.

A vehicle slid off Wheat Road near Davenport and went into a ditch.

After deputies investigated a report that a generator had been taken from a job site in the Hawk Creek Ranch Estates, arrangements were made to return it to the owner.

A caller reported that his mother, a Harrington resident, had been bilked out of $30,000 in a long-term phone scam. It started with promises she had won prizes, developed into daily calls from three men, and the sending of checks.

A caller reported multiple semi-trucks using Harrington Tokio Road in violations of road restrictions in place.

A transit utility van was “stuck up to its hubs” and needed help to get free on Davis Road just west of Hardung Road.

A caller reported a fuel truck traveling west on U.S. 2 near the SR 25 intersection at Davenport appeared to be spilling fuel onto the roadway and fellow motorists’ vehicles.

National Park Service personnel responded to a report of a truck and boat going about 30 feet into the water at Spring Canyon campground after the truck’s brakes failed.

Saturday, Feb. 18: A vehicle became stuck in a snowbank at SR 21 and Krause Road near Wilbur.

Sunday, Feb. 19: Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad was advised that the crossing lights at Twelfth Street in Davenport had been on for at least 20 minutes – but with no train nearby.

Three occupants, including two children, were trapped for a time in a vehicle that was involved in a rollover collision at Rocklyn and Knack roads and had tipped onto its side. An initial call to Davenport firefighters and ambulance personnel was withdrawn after the occupants were able to get out and were determined to be unhurt.

Lincoln Hospital personnel treated a woman who had been bitten by a dog.


Feb. 14: Danielle R. Peone, 38, Wellpinit, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Wambli I. Spottedelk, 29, Davenport, arrested by Reardan Police for third-degree malicious mischief.

Feb. 15: Heather A. Hausman, 53, Athol, Idaho, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Casey Ryan Halme, 24, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for second-degree assault (domestic violence).

Feb. 16: Ashley J. Leonard, 29, Inchelium, arrested by LCSO for Stevens County for possession of a controlled substance and forgery.

Joshua Lonn Loftus, 34, Longview, Wash., confined five days by the court for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 17: Daniel L. Matt, 24, Wellpinit, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for no valid operator’s license.

Cody P. Gould, 27, Ford, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 19: Cecelia R. Abrahamson, 22, Nespelem, arrested by Washington State Patrol for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 20: Quinn Learn, 51, Spokane, confined three days by the court for driving while license suspended.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Civil Judgments

Superior Built, of Reardan, must pay $1,240 in safety and health penalties to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

Charles Douglas Potts, doing business as Banks Lake Pub, Wilbur, must pay $1,137.30 in worker compensation taxes to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

A transcript of a Feb. 25, 2015, Lincoln County District Court judgment awarding $1,754.39 to petitioner Central Bonded Collectors, of Moses Lake, from respondent Kevin Kiehn was filed with the Superior Court.

New Criminal Cases

Jory Lewis Vallee, 27, Grand Coulee, is charged with six counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with recent incidents in the vicinity of Geib and Krause roads near Wilbur. After securing a search warrant, deputies recovered rifles, shotguns and pistols from a reported “suspicious” vehicle that was the focus of a traffic stop on Jan. 30.

Aaron T. Mack, 34, Soap Lake, is charged with possession of heroin in connection with a Sept. 17, 2016, traffic stop on SR 28 involving the Washington State Patrol.

Jerry Wayne Armstrong, Jr., 40, Ritzville, is charged with eluding a pursuing police vehicle in connection with an incident involving Odessa Police responding to a Feb. 8 report that a man had been assaulted by another at Chiefs Bar and Grill. After an intoxicated man drove away and was stopped by an officer at SR 21 and Hoppe Road, he took off again, launching a pursuit to the Adams County line and the driver’s eventual apprehension with the assistance of Adams County officers after the vehicle crashed on King Ranch Road about two miles south of SR 28.

New Civil Case

A Creston resident, filing on behalf of her teenage daughter, seeks an anti-harassment protection order and expulsion from Wilbur-Creston High School of a teenage boy in a matter that allegedly involves phone and social media activity.


Estate of Marvin L. Fink, of Odessa, who died Dec. 7, 2016.


Dan B. Johnson, Judge

Editor’s note: These reports are based on forms filled out by the presiding judge during court sessions and subsequently reviewed by the newspaper.

Daniel Lyle Bailey, Hunters, second-degree driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 30 days jail, $1,286 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

John Stephen Granchie, Davenport, probation modification (third-degree malicious mischief/domestic violence), 5 days jail converted to 40 hours community service, $150 court costs.

William Arthur Kellogg, Sprague, fail to stop, fail to notify state Department of Licensing of address, and no proof of liability insurance, all contested and dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

J. Guadalupe Estrada-Nambo, Spokane, speeding (12 mph over limit), $136 penalty; no insurance, $190.

Trey Edwin Tanninen, Davenport, speeding (5 over), $125.

Erika Berenice Saucedo, Airway Heights, speeding (7 over), $136.

David William Pittsenbarger, Cheney, no valid operator’s license, $140.

Ivette C. Perales, Spokane, speeding (14 over), $125.

Guy Nelson, Creston, operating motor vehicle without registration and license plate, $136.

Robert Lee McClellan, Usk, Wash., speeding (10 over), $105.

Carrie Lea Lee, Sprague, wheels off roadway, $136; no insurance, $190.

Ryonosuke D. Marquis, Spokane, fail to reduce speed for conditions, contested, found committed, $136.

Cortt M. Hollick, Airway Heights, expired vehicle registration, $110.

Luis Andres Herrera, Othello, Wash., speeding (16 over), $156.

Samantha R. Helm, Quincy, Wash., second-degree negligent driving, $325.

Philip Xavier Garcia, Ford, speed too fast for conditions, contested, found not committed.

Crystal Rose Drapeau, Davenport, no insurance, $190.

John William Begley, Airway Heights, speed too fast, contested, found committed, $187.

Joshua Gabriel Tachell, Davenport, improper pass on right, found not committed.

Joshua Lonn Loftus, Longview, Wash., probation modification (first-degree driving while license suspended), 5 days jail, $150 court costs.

Danielle Renee Peone, Wellpinit, probation modification (driving while license suspended), 8 days jail, $102 court costs.

Morgan Welch, Spokane, probation modification (driving while license suspended), 1 day jail.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 32 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Estate of Virgil F. Totusek (Loren J. Totusek , personal representative), Odessa, to Loren J. Totusek, Odessa – portion of Secs. 21, 22, 27 and 28, T22N, R32E, $0.

Bruce W. Temte and Constance M. Temte, Odessa, to Shelly Hauge, Odessa – Lot 5 and west half of Lot 6, Blk. 6, Pattee and Lyons Addition to the Town of Odessa, $163,350.

Brett Nasinec and Tambi Nasinec, Puyallup, Wash., to Dale Lingscheit, Puyallup – Lot 6, Blk. 4, Roosevelt Views Subdivision, $17,500.

Heath D. and Heather Becker, Davenport, to Heath D. Becker, Davenport – Lot 5 and east 15 feet of Lot 4, Blk. 10, Original Addition to the City of Davenport, $0.

Erik L. Kittilson and Mary K. Kittilson, Renton, Wash., to Vagabond Rentals LLC, Redmond, Wash. –

Lots 9-12, Blk. 36, Pattee and Lyons Addition to the Town of Odessa, $97,000.

Daniel P. McCanna, Creston, to Daniel P. McCanna, Tim Ames and Kerri Ames, Creston – portion of Sec. 15, T26N, R35E, gift.

Suzanne T. Long and Lisa G. Barron, Tacoma, to David Praino and Lavonne Praino, Richland, Wash. –Tract 2, Chipmunk Short Plat, $125,000.

David K. Broxson, Spokane, to Frank L. Roe and Jan M. Rund, Sprague – Lots 13 and 14, Blk. 2 of Sprague Lake Summer Resort, commonly known as Sprague Lake Improvement Company Tracts), $135,000.

Russ E. Felker, Medical Lake, to Leslie A. Felker, Wenatchee – all of Lots 4 and 5, Blk. 92 in Columbia Addition to the Town (now City) of Davenport, $0.

Llewellyn Farms, Inc., Almira, to James H. Llewellyn and Krysta M. Llewellyn, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 4, T27N, R32E, 9,954.

LeRoy D. Ingrum (Lee Ingrum and Sharon Ingrum), Port Angeles, Wash., to Terry J. Tobin and Helen M. Tobin, Connell, Wash. – portion of Sec. 35, T27N, R37E (also known as SF-49), $40,000.


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