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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. 26: A caller told dispatchers his wife, thinking someone may have been inside her Reardan residence, locked herself in an upstairs bathroom after hearing someone walk around and bang on stuff. A deputy responding to the 600 block of Cottonwood Avenue found no evidence of an intruder. The woman subsequently discovered the sounds were from a downstairs TV.

Deputies investigated a report from Sprague that a 12-year-old girl had been forced to watch a pornographic cartoon, a woman and her boyfriend having sex in front of her, and to smoke an e-cigarette.

A caller said she observed a loud sports car repeatedly being driven around Davenport Elementary School.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Students and employees of the Davenport School District participated in a mock lockdown drill.

A driver said he had been struck from behind by another vehicle on U.S. 2 at the top of the bridge just east of Davenport in poor weather. An ambulance crew transported the second driver to Lincoln Hospital.

A semi-truck became disabled at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Sherman Draw Road, partially blocking traffic.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Lincoln Hospital personnel conducted a security drill.

Deputies, firefighters, an ambulance crew and hazardous materials personnel from Spokane converged on Davenport Sporting Goods at 712 Morgan Street after a man opened a package that contained a wet piece of paper. He told dispatchers that his eyes began to water and he had a headache. Decontamination procedures were initiated at Lincoln Hospital.

A Harrington caller reported being verbally harassed and tailgated by someone following him around town.

After a homeowner returned and found his front door “wide open,” Odessa Police began a burglary investigation in the 300 block of South Fairway Street.

Thursday, March 1: A woman was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence after a caller advised of a vehicle in a ditch along SR 231 about 14 miles north of Sprague.

A vehicle went into a ditch on U.S. 2 about seven miles west of Davenport.

Both vehicles involved in a collision on SR 174 north of Wilbur went into the ditch.

A vehicle ended up in a ditch after sliding off Miles Creston Road near Creston.

Wilbur School personnel requested assistance for a teenage girl who expressed what was described as “suicidal feelings.”

A vehicle went through a barbed-wire fence and into a tree after leaving U.S. 2 near its intersection with Miles Creston Road. A van had gone off the highway at the same location earlier in the day.

A vehicle slid off U.S. 2 at Zeimer Road and went into a ditch.

A vehicle slid off SR 25 about 15 miles north of Davenport.

Responding to the 300 block of Birch Street, Odessa Police assisted a woman experiencing an anxiety attack.

Friday, March 2: Ambulance personnel from Wilbur, Creston and Almira tended to a 63-year-old man with chest pains. He was transported to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A man was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving after deputies made a traffic stop in the vicinity of Little Falls and Circle roads north of Reardan.

A deputy responded to a one-vehicle slide-off at the I-90 westbound exit near Sprague.

Responding to the 1300 block of Adams Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 16-year-old boy who had lost consciousness.

A vehicle slid off Old Coulee Highway, which was described as being “in bad shape,” about six miles north of Almira.

Someone drove onto and suspiciously began taking photos of property in the 400 block of North A Street in Sprague.

Saturday, March 3: A soon-to-be evicted tenant of a residence on Sprague Highway Road East told dispatchers her landlords have kept the bathroom door locked, preventing her access to it for a month, and that they were in the process of “stealing the porch.” A responding deputy determined that a fence actually was being removed.

Thirty cows were reported loose in the vicinity of SR 23 and Armstrong Road.

A Davenport caller reported being harassed by a man who had been beating on her door in the 600 block of Park Street.

Sunday, March 4: Deputies responded to a report of a 30-foot motor home traveling in the wrong lane on SR 174 near Grand Coulee.

Lincoln County deputies assisted their Adams County colleagues in serving a search warrant at property in the 2800 block of Downs Road North near Odessa, where a possible illegal marijuana grow had been located.

Deputies assisted residents of the 600 block of Main Street in Davenport with a 13-year-old girl described as out-of-control, violent and in need of help from mental health personnel.

Odessa Police investigated a reported gas theft inn the 100 block of West 4th Avenue.


Feb. 26: Jamey Eugene Cardwell, 55, Davenport, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving without a required ignition interlock device and while license suspended.

Feb. 28: Leon Steven Rattler, 36, Spokane, arrested for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

March 1: Laura Lee Hendrickson, 52, Edwall, arrested by LCSO for a physical control violation.

Daniel Ross Thompson, 44, Reardan, held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

March 2: Randy Cole Patrick, 34, Ford, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Gail Dean Walters, 56, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for second-degree assault.

March 3: Erney Wayne Gilbert, 57, Creston, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and failing to apply for a transfer of ownership.

Rown D. Jokinen, 45, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

From Feb. 27 to March 1, five other individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, and three for Stevens County.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencing

Rick Dean Ambers II, 28, of Ritzville, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to two counts of second-degree burglary after plea negotiations that resulted in the dismissal of three counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of residential burglary, two counts of third-degree theft and a count each of second-degree theft, theft of a motor vehicle, and third-degree malicious mischief, filed in connection with incidents on May 24 and 25 of last year on property adjacent to Weizel and Hopp roads in the Odessa area. His sentence includes payment of $800 court costs, $400 public defender reimbursement, and a yet-to-be-determined amount of restitution. He also must surrender any weapons in his possession and forfeit a concealed weapons permit.

Civil Judgments

Barbara A. Messing must return possession of premises at 47281 Sprague Highway Road East, Sprague, to petitioners and property owners Russell J. and Shelley J. Martin, after they were awarded a default judgment in an unlawful detainer matter that involved $2,339 in unpaid rent.

Charles Douglas Potts, doing business as Banks Lake Pub in Wilbur, must pay tax obligations totaling $1,302.51 to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Blayne T. and Amy J. Foley, doing business as Foley Contracting in Harrington, must pay $29,052.72 in taxes owed for April through December 2016 and January through June 2017 to the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Finding insufficient basis for the claim, the court denied a domestic violence protection order requested by Holly Deana Sullins, of Davenport, against Daniel O. Sullins.

Nicole C. Roller, of Odessa, must return $5,089.24 in overpaid benefits to the Washington State Department of Employment Security.

New Criminal Case

Michael Raymond Mueller, 33, is charged with second-degree possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with a Feb. 16 traffic stop in Odessa during which two laptops and jewelry valued at $946 and some $65 in cash were found in a vehicle reported stolen from a funeral home in Seattle. The court ordered an evaluation at Eastern State Hospital to determine Mueller’s competency to stand trial.


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.

David R. Finley, Inchelium, reckless driving, 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, $1,022.46 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation, alcohol/drug evaluation and recommended treatment, DUI victims' panel, no possession or consumption of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs (monitored by random testing), comply with mandatory ignition interlock device requirements as imposed by the state Department of Licensing.

Ernestina N. Ortiz, Tacoma, driving while license suspended, 5 days jail (credited as served), $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Wilbur, littering, dismissed.

Richard Gonzalez, Las Vegas, Nev., unattended vehicle hit vehicle or property, amended to expired vehicle tabs, fined $136.

Anna Marie Morgan, Odessa, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $243 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Michael Wayne Brimberry, Wilbur, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $243 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Brandon Rice Bertram, Omak, Wash., driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $243 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Joshua James Clements, St. John, Wash., operating motor vehicle without required ignition interlock, pleaded guilty, $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Jon David James Grigg, Moses Lake, unlawful hunting or retrieving wildlife from property of another, dismissed at prosecutor’s request; waste fish/big game, pleaded guilty, $993 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).

Scott Lee Schramm, Tacoma, second-degree unlawful hunting of big game and hunting while trespassing, pleaded guilty, $2,493 court assessments (including $2,000 to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife), two-year revocation of hunting license, 12 months supervised probation.

Brian Petersen, Spokane Valley, second-degree criminal trespass, pleaded guilty, 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings – Feb. 28: Catherine Lynn Nichols, of Wilbur, and Adam Joseph Nichols, of Okanogan County, married in September 2004, separated June 1, 2015, two dependent children of the marriage; the petitioner requests her last name be changed to Graves. Also, 47 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

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

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Audrey M. Brashear, Wilbur, to Carrie Weldon and Julie Harris, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 7, T26N, R33E (Blake’s Addition, Town of Wilbur), $1,000.

Alexis A. Gilliland, Paul M. Gilliland and Walter A. Gilliland, Harrington, to LCG Farms LLC, Harrington – Sec. 32-33 and southwest quarter of Sec. 34, T23N, R37E, $0.

Gail L. Bishop (personal representative, estate of Clyde D. Bishop), Spokane Valley, to Larry and Tami Knause, Wilbur – property at 104 NE Cole Avenue and 9 NE Knox Avenue, Wilbur (portions of Lots 1 and 2, Blk. 9, Resurvey and Homestead Addition to Town of Wilbur), $40,000.

Brian S. and Shannon E. Morales and Ruth M. Wybrant, Valdosta, Ga., to Chris E. Miethe, Spokane – property at 36440 Western Pines Drive North, Davenport (portion of southeast quarter of Sec. 35, T27N, R37E), $10,000.

Joel Ray Jahn and Jory Paul Jahn (co-trustees, J&J Residue Trust), Davenport, to Joel R. Jahn and Jory P. Jahn, Davenport – property at 35993 Mountain View Cemetery Road East, Davenport (portion of northeast quarter of Sec. 20 and south half of Sec. 24, T25N, R37E, $0.

Edith I. Zuber, Lincoln, to C & J Equipment LLC, Ephrata, Wash. – portions of Sec. 20-21, T28N, R32E, $330,000.

Paul K. and Erica D. Whitmore, Deer Park, to Frank Horak and Abby Hatten, Harrington – property at 3175 King Ranch Road North, Odessa (portion of Sec. 13, T21N, R33E), $257,800.

Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, Seattle, to Nationstar Mortgage LLC (doing business as Mr. Cooper), Coppell, Texas – property at 211 West 5th Street, Sprague (Lot 3 and portion of Lot 2, Blk. 33, First Railroad Addition to Town of Sprague), $85,680.

Joanne Burke, Nine Mile Falls, to Aaron J. Burke and Ericka Oberg-Burke, Nine Mile Falls – property at 41341 North Sunday Bay Road, Deer Meadows (Lot 53, Blk. 2, Deer Meadow Tracts Plat 3), $0.

Joel and Patricia Briggs (co-trustees, Joel Briggs and Patricia Briggs Family Trust), Spokane, to Melinda Lou Ann Flett and Christopher Jason Flett, Davenport – property at 154 Logan Street, Davenport (Lots 8-9, Blk. 90, Columbia Addition to Town of Davenport), $175,000.

Quality Loan Service of Washington, Seattle, to PNC Bank, Miamisburg, Ohio – property at 51465 Euclid Road East, Reardan (portion of northwest quarter of Sec. 10, T25N, R39E), $155,400.


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