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Court Report


August 10, 2017

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, July 31: A caller reported a logging truck “clipped mirrors” with his vehicle while both were traveling on SR 174 in the Wilbur area.

A caller reported a collision with a deer at the entrance to the Lincoln County Transfer Station on U.S. 2 about two miles west of Davenport.

A Davenport man told dispatchers that a wind chime had been stolen from a front porch in the 800 block of Jefferson Street.

A state Department of Transportation sweeper vehicle was requested to deal with a trail of gravel that blocked traffic after being dumped on SR 25 about a quarter mile north of Porcupine Bay Road.

Firefighters from Wilbur, Creston and Almira joined to battle a combine fire in a field adjacent to Wagner Road just north of SR 21.

Odessa Police were informed that a local man had received word he won a vehicle and $3,000 – all he had to do was send someone $358.94 to cover shipping and handling. It was recorded as a scam.

Tuesday, Aug. 1: Avista Utilities personnel continued purging natural gas lines throughout the City of Harrington.

Electrical power was interrupted for a time in Mohler.

Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a man with high blood pressure who was experiencing chest pain.

Lincoln Hospital personnel requested assistance from mental health professionals with a possible suicidal patient at the Davenport facility.

A caller told dispatchers he shot a rifle a few times to try to chase off a loose bull that had come after his wife after she discovered the animal on private property near Miles Creston Road in the Hawk Creek area. Several other reports of cows being out in this area were received throughout the week.

In a report delayed from July 17, some damage resulted after a driver backed into a wall at the Davenport Motel.

An inmate confined in the county jail under contract with the state Department of Corrections acknowledged bringing marijuana with him and smoking it in the dayroom.

A pickup truck lost a load of wood just outside Davenport Building Supply on Morgan Street.

A large bail of hay obstructed traffic on SR 21 near Gies Road south of Odessa.

Deputies placed a man into custody for trespassing on property in the 300 block of East Brook Street in Sprague.

Responding to the 300 block of North Birch Street, Reardan Police checked out a report of a juvenile throwing a basketball at a cat.

Wednesday, Aug. 2: Responding to the 500 block of West 4th, Sprague ambulance personnel transported an 84-year-old woman with an elevated heart rate to a Spokane hospital.

A caller reported that someone is starting fires along Mill Canyon Road.

A Davenport man reported finding a hypodermic needle on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Marshall Street.

A collision involving a motorcycle took place on U.S. 2 west of Wilbur.

Thursday, Aug. 3: Railroad crossing arms on Mohler Road East near Harrington were reported to be going up and down.

A Sprague woman told dispatchers that her dog used its “human bark” (instead of an “animal bark”) to signal her that a suspicious person may have been in an alley in the 600 block of West 3rd Street.

A combine struck a power pole in the vicinity of Apache Pass and Eagle Springs roads, prompting a response by Odessa firefighters and Inland Power and Light Co. personnel.

Deputies investigated a report of telephone harassment involving residents of Wilbur.

Emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a person being bit by a rattlesnake at the Spring Canyon boat launch.

Friday, Aug. 4: A Davenport man reported his house in the 400 block of Tenth Street was “covered in eggs.”

A Davenport woman reported an identity theft incident, noting that it appeared someone attempted to access bank information and an email account.

A deputy assisted a Davenport woman to get into her vehicle after locking keys inside with young children, who were “cooled down” after entry was made.

Windows were reported broken out at the old Ekhart Building at 5th and Willis in Harrington.

Deputies investigated suspicious activity at a storage unit facility in Wilbur.

Occupants of a pickup truck that lost its left front wheel were out looking for it in the weeds along SR 231 north of Reardan.

Saturday, Aug. 5: A vehicle reportedly left SR 28 and went into a wheat field near Fitness Lane south of Davenport. A responding officer found it in a pullout about 20 feet from the roadway with its driver apparently napping.

A vehicle took out a section of fence after leaving SR 231 at Waukon Road and went into a field. No injuries were reported.

Responding to the 500 block of 5th Street, Sprague ambulance personnel transported an 83-year-old woman with possible complications from surgery and a blood clot in the leg to a Spokane hospital.

Responding to a residence on Buckhorn Road North in Deer Meadows, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 40-year-old woman who lost consciousness and began bleeding from her mouth after falling and striking her head.

A resident of Johns Rocky Way near Davenport reported the theft of a motorcycle and the disappearance throughout the summer of several items, including furniture.

A Davenport caller told dispatchers that a man pulled a knife on him and put it to his neck at a residence in the 1300 block of Logan Street.

Deputies determined that a Davenport boy reported missing by his mother had not been taken and held against his will but rather had been part of a group of kids who were drinking.

Two individuals were cited for illegal possession of marijuana after a deputy discovered a vehicle occupied by four people at the Wilbur park.

Sunday, Aug. 6: Eight railroad cars carrying grain derailed near Mondovi.

Deputies returned a boat to its owner after it was found adrift and unoccupied on the water near Seven Bays Marina.

Slight damage to the road shoulder resulted after a pickup truck was involved in a rollover collision on Mill Canyon Road about a mile north of its intersection with Green Canyon Road.

A deputy confronted four motorcyclists in Davenport after receiving reports of excessive speeds and poor driving on U.S. 2 near Oehlwein Road.

Sprague ambulance personnel transported an individual to a Spokane hospital for injuries suffered in a collision on I-90.

A man was taken to jail on suspicion of driving under the influence after the vehicle involved slid off Hanson Harbor Road just south of the campground.

A deputy drove an elderly woman to her son’s home in Harrington after she became “extremely disoriented and confused” while driving a vehicle in the vicinity of Morgan and Sixth streets in Davenport.


Aug. 1: Jimmy D. Wolfe, 29, Moses Lake, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for contempt of court and failing to appear for residential burglary.

Franklin S. Clark, 30, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Tiffany S. Peters, 28, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Aug. 2: Christopher R. Baber, 32, Cheney, arrested by LCSO for first-degree trespassing and disorderly conduct.

William E. Hughes, 37, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended, an ignition interlock violation and a child support matter.

James B. Fleshman, 29, Shelton, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Aug. 6: David B. Pachett, 53, Almira, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

From Aug. 1 to 7, 18 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

Jeremy Lacy Waters, 40, of Creston, pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to second-degree assault and second-degree attempted robbery, amended through plea negotiations from two counts of first-degree assault, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, first-degree malicious mischief and first-degree attempted robbery. His sentence includes 13 months in prison, 18 months community custody, payment of $800 court costs, $450 public defender reimbursement and a yet-to-be determined amount of restitution. The case involved a Nov. 3, 2016, incident at the Creston branch of Coulee Dam Credit Union and a subsequent pursuit by deputies that included using a pickup truck to ram a patrol vehicle occupied by two deputies (Lucas Mallon and Chad Cunningham).

Civil Judgments

Michael Wayne and Sherri Frederick, doing business as Chiefs Bar and Grill in Odessa, must pay $2,806.91 to the Washington State Employment Security Department for taxes owed during portions of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

A transcript of a Nov. 8, 2011, Lincoln County District Court judgment awarding $29,777.92 from Anthony Lee Hamilton and Jami L. Hamilton to petitioner Merchants Credit Corp. was filed with the Superior Court.

First Western Federal Savings Bank of Rapid City, S.D., the petitioner, was awarded a $153,943.94 default judgment on Aug. 1 against Connie J. Mann, of Harrington, and co-respondents that include the Estates of Marlene M. Mann and Mildred Mann, Central Mortgage, Inc., Automated Accounts, Inc., Genesis Finance Corp. and XYZ Corp. The petitioner’s claim involves non-payment of $130,836.43 owing on the principal of a July 2008 promissory note, $13,948.60 in interest through May 9 and $987.55 late fees and the desire for a decree to foreclose on property in the vicinity of Estate, Doerschlag, Rolinco and Soden roads in the Sprague area. The case continues for the remaining respondent, Dean A. Mann, who was exempted from the default order because he filed a timely answer through an attorney.

New Criminal Cases

Adriana Van Natta, 33, of Everett, Wash., and Dustin Roy Canell, 47, Camano Island, Wash., are each charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree mischief in connection with a July 17 break-in at the Wilbur Mini-Mart. A glass door sustained $280 damage and about $2,000 worth of lottery tickets and $9,000 worth of cigarettes were taken, according to a sheriff’s deputy’s report.

New Civil Cases

Wells Fargo Bank seeks foreclosure of property at 425 East Broadway Avenue in Reardan from the unknown heirs and devisees of Steve (Steven C.) Kaiser, who died Dec. 22, 2016, and Patricia (L. Lincoln) Jennen, who died Dec. 21, 2016. Also names are co-respondents Sandra J. Raska (Mr. Kaiser’s sister), Gregory A. Jennen (Ms. Jennen’s nephew), and the State of Washington as to a possible medical lien. The case concerns $94,161.95 claimed owed through Aug. 21 of this year on a March 2011 promissory note for $95,072.

On behalf of a minor child, Seth and Tiffany Wagner filed a complaint for damages against the Wilbur School District alleging that school personnel, although informed about alleged harassment against him by a classmate, “completely and utterly failed” to protect the targeted student and take disciplinary action against the student who ultimately was expelled after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and kill other students. Other allegations concern physical assaults, including one that broke the young petitioner’s glasses, threats and intimidation. The petitioners seek compensation for medical and other costs associated with the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental anguish and emotional distress. A similar claim was filed this past May on behalf of four other minor children and classmates. The incidents described in both claims were the focus of protection orders secured from the court last November and a Dec. 28, 2016, guilty plea and subsequent disposition in Juvenile Court.


Estate of Martha Janke, of Marlin, who died July 24.


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.

Jason Daniel Wooledge, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $168 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Eugene C. Petty, Davenport, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $693 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Robert Lloyd Olson, Coulee City, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $443 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Martina Aiton, Harrington, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $293 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).

James E. Schiff, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $393 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).

Michael Allen Swan, Inchelium, probation violation (physical control), 5 days jail, $150 attorney reimbursement.

James Vance, Pasco, Wash., probation violation (driving under the influence), 2 days jail, $500 fine, $150 attorney reimbursement.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Chase H. Hubbard, 29, and Cassandra M. Litzinger, 26, both of Davenport.

Esteban Cruz Plasencia, 19, and Olivia Marie Liebing, 19, both of Davenport.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 35 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 3 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

William Heaton Rudnick and Mary Ann Rudnick, Los Alamitos, Calif., to Joe R. Maddux and Michele M. Maddux, Lake Stevens, Wash. – Lot 12, Rocky Top Estate Phase 2, $85,000.

Richard Dreger LLC, Creston, to Kelly J. Hughes, Almira – Lot 6, Blk. 1, Roosevelt Views Subdivision, $80,000.

John Hughes, Almira, to Kelly J. Hughes, Almira – Lot 6, Blk. 1, Roosevelt Views Subdivision, $0.

Jean Elizabeth Smart (personal representative, estate of Christopher Neil Smart), Davenport, to Jean Elizabeth Smart, Davenport – Lots 11 and 12, Blk. 19, Town of Harrington, $0.

Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), Dallas, Texas, to Jamie L. and Cassandra L. Becker, Spokane Valley – south 10 feet of Lot 5 and Lots 6-9, Blk. 19, Original Town of Reardan, and portion of Sec. 16, T25N, R39E, $93,000.

U.S. Bank National Association (trustee for holders of Banc of America Funding Corp. Trust), Coppel, Texas, to Concepts LLC, Gilbert, S.C. – west 60 feet of Lots 8-10, Blk. 15, Town of Odessa, $5,500.

MTC Financial, Inc. (Trustee Corps), Seattle, to U.S. Bank National Association, Owensboro, Ky. – Lots 4-8, Blk. 22, Town of Harrington, except railroad right-of-way, $57,154.

Nona L. Keith, Everett, Wash., to William H. Oakley, Jr., and Tammi Jo Oakley, Spokane – Lot 25, Blk. 3, Plat 11 of Seven Bays, Inc., $90,000.

Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, Seattle, to Bank of America National Association, Moorpark, Calif. – portion of Sec. 8, T21N, R33E, $66,360.

James C. Bowen, Davenport, to Elsa C. Bowen, Davenport – portion of Sec. 4, T24N, R38E, $0.

Elsa C. Bowen, Davenport, to Clay W. Durham and Brittany L. Durham, Davenport – portion of Sec. 4, T24N, R38E, $289,000.


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