Last updated 11/30/2018 at 1:19am
John F. Strohmaier, Judge
Chad Richard Wiyrick, 38, Spokane, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to first-degree theft in connection with a Nov. 21, 2017, crime. His sentence includes 3 months in jail, $500 court costs, $400 public defender reimbursement and a yet-to-be-determined amount of restitution.
Juvenile Offender Disposition
Alex C. Meserve, 15, of Cheney and/or Davenport, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to theft of his mother’s firearm on Aug. 11. Prosecutors withdrew charges of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission and juvenile in illegal possession of a firearm as part of a plea agreement. His sentence includes 10 days detention, 15 hours community service, 9 months community supervision, a curfew and required counseling. He is prohibited from having firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons, as well as possessing or using alcohol and controlled substances (monitored by testing), and must have no contact with a co-defendant in the case.
New Criminal Cases
Bernard Edward Mallory III, 47, Spokane, is charged with first-degree robbery in connection with a Nov. 13 incident at Reardan’s US Bank. Arraignment is scheduled Dec. 11 after a competency evaluation ordered Nov. 20 by the court. According to police reports filed with the court, about $6,300 in $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s, $50s and $100 bills was taken from the bank. After tracking him north of Reardan and east into Spokane County, law enforcement caught up with the suspect at the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights, where employees noticed him “working the slots with a lot of cash.” Arresting officers found him with $1,950. He is being held on $300,000 bond in the county jail. Security camera photos helped produce tips that led to his apprehension. According to police reports, the suspect told a teller that “this is a robbery and I need all your money” and grabbed his waist and said, “don’t make me use this,” implying he had a gun. Moments before, the suspect was at nearby Dean’s Drive-in, where he asked to have a water cup filled and to use the restroom, but he was told he needed to make a purchase first.
Catina R. Shue, 44, Newport, Wash., is charged with possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride in connection with a March 24 traffic stop for speeding on Morgan Street in Davenport. Three glass smoking devices were discovered and sent to the Washington State Patrol lab for testing.
Robert E. Mielke, 56, Davenport, is charged with first-degree theft in connection with the unlawful removal of about $54,400 belonging to Mielke Brothers, Inc., and allegedly used for his own personal benefit since Dec. 17, 2012. A Dec. 18 hearing is scheduled. The checks for “large sums of cash,” written while he was corporation treasurer, were allegedly written for a personal vehicle and other non-corporate expenses.
New Civil Cases
Midland Funding LLC seeks a default judgment against Shawn Crim for $585.11 owed on a credit account plus $270 in fees.
Barbara A. Reed-Doughty, formerly of Sprague and now living in Williston, North Dakota, seeks damages and fees totaling several hundred thousand dollars from M.J. Takisaki, Inc., of Seattle, and Fairway Restoration of Spokane Valley. The claim alleges negligence, fraud and misrepresentation in connection with the restoration of a residence at 408 West 2nd Street in Sprague after a Dec. 24, 2010, electrical fire, and violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act.
Estate of Elizabeth V. Shinn, of Spokane, who died Nov. 4.
Lincoln County Auditor
Nikita Pozdeev, 22, and Mariameya Barsukoff, 18, both of Spokane.
Lincoln County Clerk
New filings: 54 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Petitions for legal separation: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Petitions for annulment or invalidity of marriage: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.