Last updated 1/10/2019 at 5:59am
John F. Strohmaier, Judge
Thomas Henry S. Ellison III, 31, of Sprague, pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to second-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree theft in connection with crimes on April 19 and Nov. 21-26, respectively. Charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree attempted theft were withdrawn as a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He must serve 42 months in prison (with credit for 52 days served), pay $1,400 court costs and share $1,345.73 restitution with a co-defendant (if convicted) to Lincoln County Public Works.
Taressa Mae Marchand, 39, of Omak and/or Spokane, entered an Alford (guilty) plea Dec. 18 to two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with crimes from Dec. 15, 2016, to March 21, 2017, in Wilbur and Creston. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors withdrew a charge of second-degree theft. Her sentence includes payment of $800 court costs and completion of a 12-month substance abuse treatment program.
The court on Dec. 18 denied an anti-harassment protection order requested by Kristy A. Mielke but warned respondent Nathan D. Mielke to stay away from her to avoid having her petition considered again. Both parties are Davenport area residents.
Charles Douglas Potts, doing business as Banks Lake Pub, of Wilbur, must pay $819.82 in worker’s compensation taxes to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
The court on Dec. 21 denied Theresa L. Carstensen’s request for a sexual assault protection order against Damon K. Ruiz, explaining that she provided “no sufficient basis for a reasonable fear of future dangerous acts” by the respondent. Both are Wilbur residents.
New Criminal Cases
Dean M. Norberg, 48, Liberty Lake, is charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle in connection with a Nov. 29 traffic stop attempted by the Washington State Patrol that began on U.S. 2 and concluded on Andersen Road near Govan Road.
William Perry Weatherford, 55, of Spokane Valley and/or Spokane, is charged with making threats to bomb or injure property in connection with a Dec. 4 phoned-in threat that resulted in a three-hour evacuation of employees at Barr-Tech near Sprague. According to law enforcement reports in the court record, the caller made threats that “all would be killed” and told deputies who placed him into custody that he was “tired of telemarkers’ calls.” Nothing was found in a search of the facility.
Todd Edwin Miller, 46, is charged with residential burglary, second-degree assault and two counts of violating a domestic violence protection order in connection with incidents Dec. 18 and 19 at a residence on Bly Road in the Harrington area during which a man escaped being run over by a Chevrolet Silverado.
New Civil Cases
Frederick A. and Edith I. Zuber seek $157,154.40 they claim is due from Robert W. and Debra D. Starkey on a promissory note for property in Creston, along with interest ($8,434.16 had accrued through Oct. 25 of this year). They also seek judicial foreclosure of the property.
Troy Franklin, of Snohomish County, claims Donald R. and Nancy Kartevold should be held accountable for trespassing on and the unauthorized excavation of property he owns in the Porcupine Bay area north of Davenport.
Capital One Bank desires payment of $1,576.12 it claims is owed by Jamie W. and “John Doe” McKinney on a credit account.
Estate of Helen G. Jordan, of Grand Coulee, who died Nov. 4.
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.
Erney Wayne Gilbert, Creston, driving while license suspended, dismissed at prosecutor’s request.
Kelsy Lynn Peterson, Kennewick, third-degree theft, pleaded guilty, 30 days jail (3 credited as served), $293 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation; driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 30 days jail (3 credited as served), 12 months supervised probation; probation violation (third-degree theft), 30 days jail (3 credited as served).
Mandy Arlene Waters, Wilbur, driving under the influence, 1 day jail (credited as served), $2,196 court assessments, 36 months supervised and 24 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 rules and requirements of state Department of Licensing regarding installation and use of a functioning ignition interlock device.
Jeremy Miles Dixon, Airway Heights, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation; fail to transfer title, dismissed.
Van Douglas Falt, Davenport, second-degree reckless burning, pleaded guilty, $293 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).
Jessi Kayla M. Schlecht, Wellpinit, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 2 days jail (1 credited as served, 1 converted to 8 hours community service), 12 months unsupervised probation; fail to transfer title, dismissed.
Drew Stensgar, Spokane, driving while license suspended, dismissed.
Amanda Racheal Eldred, Spokane Valley, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).
Naomi Lu Anne Stearns, Ford, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, 12 months unsupervised probation.
Jeriah Randolph Erickson, Springdale, driving while license suspended and failure to use ignition interlock device, pleaded guilty, 10 days jail (4 credited as served), $243 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.
Dordi Brooks, Veradale, driving while license suspended, amended to no valid operator’s license, $250 penalty.
Omar Adrian Gomez, Ford, fail to transfer title, dismissed on prosecutor’s request.
Leo Antonio Rodriguez, Spokane, driving while license suspended (2 counts), dismissed at prosecutor’s request.
Lincoln County Auditor’s Office
Codie Leroy Soule, 26, and Elizabeth Pearl Brudevold, 22, both of Wilbur.
Steven Mark Vesneske, 54, and Tamara Kay Buchheit, 47, both of Spokane.
Jacqueline Marie Abrahamson, 49, and Paul Thomas Harvey, Jr., 48, both of Ford.
Lincoln County Clerk’s Office
New filings – Nov. 29: Miranda Ruby Houghtaling, of Ford, and Buck Cody Houghtaling, of Ellensburg, Wash., married May 22, 2017, in Wailea, Hawaii, separated April 1, 2018, one dependent child of the marriage. Also, 26 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
New filings: 31 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Petitions for legal separation: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.