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Courthouse Report


Last updated 6/15/2019 at 2:27am


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

After a jury found him guilty of unlawful possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride on May 22, Michael Logan Arnett, 36, of Spokane and Grand Coulee, was sentenced May 28 to three months in jail and payment of $700 in court assessments. The one-day trial included an interesting twist when the court denied public defender David Hearrean’s motion for a mistrial after one of the jurors fell asleep twice. The charge involved an April 11, 2018, incident. The jury also acquitted Arnett of illegally possessing hydrocodone.

Gregory William Behrens, 39, of Sprague, pleaded guilty June 4 to unlawful possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride in connection with a July 23, 2018, incident. His sentence includes 20 days in jail, payment of $1,000 in court assessments

Ryan Douglas Pryor, 39, of Spokane, pleaded guilty May 28 to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle on Oct. 6, 2017. As a result of plea negotiations, prosecutors withdrew charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (2 counts) and attempted theft of a motor vehicle. His sentence includes 22 months in prison and payment of $500 in court assessments.

Civil Judgments

The court on May 21 granted a one-year protection order requested by Casey Ann Evenson, of Reardan, against Timothy Albert Evenson in a domestic violence matter involving a minor child.

The court on May 14 denied a protection order requested by Karla Sliger (on behalf of a minor child), of Wilbur, against Michael Miller, noting that the petitioner failed to demonstrate sufficient basis for the order.

Carl Wayne Clark, of Davenport, must return $230.70 in overpaid disability benefits to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Rita F. Buff, of Wilbur, must return $305.63 in overpaid benefits to the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The court on June 4 granted a one-year domestic violence protection order requested by Irene Mary McCuin against Nicholes Mac McCuin, of Creston.

New Criminal Cases

Ryan Wesley Olson, 34, of Wilbur, is charged with first-degree malicious mischief in connection with the slashing of tires on a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy’s personal vehicle and patrol car on May 17 while parked in the 500 block of NW Armstrong in Wilbur.

Erney Wayne Gilbert, 58, of Wilbur and Creston, is charged with second-degree possession of stolen property in connection with the May 9 theft of a vehicle and other items valued at more than $2,350 from property adjacent to McDowell Canyon Road. Among the items missing were a generator, fencing and posts, a grinder, post hole digger, chainsaw and other tools.

New Juvenile Offender Matter

Two additional charges of second-degree taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission were added to another previously filed against a 14-year-old Reardan boy who was released from juvenile detention on May 31. The new charges concern the theft of a vehicle from where it was parked on Lake Street in Reardan on May 16 and two others from the Springdale and Reardan areas on June 7 that subsequently were involved in separate collisions. A charge of third-degree possession of stolen property (concerning a tablet allegedly found in his bedroom) also was filed during the past week and he was previously charged with second-degree theft and second-degree vehicle prowling in connection with the removal of a cell phone from a vehicle outside a Sprague business on May 16.


Estate of Edwina Mielke, of Davenport, who died March 26.

Estate of Arling E. Chappell, of Bonney Lake, Wash., who died April 10.


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.

Becky Lynn Stradley, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 3 days jail converted to 24 hours community service, $250 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Brandin Curtis Wheeldon, Airway Heights, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $200 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Gabrielle L. Dashkovskiy, Colville, operating motor vehicle without required ignition interlock, pleaded guilty,4 days jail, $393 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation; no valid operator’s license, dismissed.

Patricia Ann Kappen, Davenport, disorderly conduct, pleaded guilty, 1 day jail (credited as served), $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Richard Leon Murphy, Spokane, probation violation (second-degree driving while license suspended and operating motor vehicle without ignition interlock), 5 days jail (2 credited as served).

B-Oceannena I. Gonzalez, Wellpinit, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, $1,000 fine.

Mathew Patrick J. Morgan, Loon Lake, probation violation (driving while license suspended and while under the influence), 180 days jail (26 credited as served), $91.80 court assessments.

Reymundo I. Hernandez, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service, $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Small Claims Court

Petitioner Monica Martin, of Colville, won a $728.40 judgment against Lyle Gullard, of Davenport, in a claim involving service that the court agreed was not performed by the respondent.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Norman Lowell Caley, 52, and Darci Dee Peterson, 45, both of Wilbur.

Grant Richard Wagner, 23, and Morgan MacKenzie Abbott, 23, both of Reardan.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 36 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.


Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Steven A. and Dawn Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash., to Melissa Bernasconi, Lake Tapps, Wash. – Lot 10 of Arm View Tracts, $0.

Steven A. and Dawn Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash., to Anton Wayne Larsen and Jaimie May Larsen, Renton, Wash. – Lot 9 of Arm View Tracts, $0.

Steven A. and Dawn Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash., to Mason Arthur Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash. – Parcel A of River Bend Estates, $0.

Terry and Kathie Fox, Davenport, to Travis J. and Maria Del Rosario Barriga, Davenport – property at 302 Marshall Street, Davenport (Lots 6-8, Blk. 58, Columbia Addition to Town, now City, of Davenport) and 1991 27x28 manufactured home, $195,000.

Steven A. and Dawn Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash., to Ellie Ruth Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash. – Lot 1 of “Air and Water” Short Subdivision, $0.

Stanlee A. Dormaier and Michael J. Dormaier, Edwall, to Marrisa Jo Dormaier, Edwall – portion of northeast quarter of Sec. 34, T24N, R39E, $0.

Timothy R. Ruhs, Airway Heights, to John H. Iles, Deer Meadows – property at 42425 Doe Drive North, Deer Meadows (Lot 45, Deer Heights Plat No. 1) and 1997 27x44 mobile home, $185,000.

Darla R. Weber, Spokane, to Kevin and Karen Burgerson, Davenport – property at 41236 Lakeview Heights Drive North, Davenport (Lot 26, Lakeview Heights, Division 2, Phase 1), $45,879.27.

Teel Land LLC, Davenport, to Gerald and Jennifer Conner, Elk, Wash. – Lot 8, Clint and Craig Subdivision Plat, $30,000.

Glenn R. Forney, Quincy, Wash., to Bret L. and Tracy L. Burnside, Spokane – property at 16540 Whitelaw Road East, Wilbur (Lot 33, Hanson Harbor Subdivision No. 3), $88,000.

Debra L. Keller, Davenport, to Patrick J. Finley, Edwall – property at 710 Main Street, Davenport (portion of Lot 5 and all of Lot 6, Blk. 44, Spokane Addition to City of Davenport, and portion of Lot 7, Blk. 6, Timmon’s First Addition to City of Davenport), $174,000.

Deer Meadows Development, Inc., Deer Meadows, to Mick McCoy, Kennewick, Wash. – property at 41257 North Sunday Bay Road, Deer Meadows (Lot 48, Blk. 2, Deer Meadow Tracts Plat No. 3), $20,000.

James Keeling and Mary K. Keeling (formerly Anderson), Reardan, to Scott and Anna Elder, Reardan – property at 405 North Oak Street, Reardan (Lots 1-10, Blk. 6 and Lots 1-10 and 15-24, Blk. 7, all in Capp’s Addition to Town of Reardan; and portion of southeast quarter of Sec. 9, T25N, R39E) and 1996 48x28 mobile home, $265,000.

Cory Gibson, Spokane, to Debra L. Keller, Davenport – property at 42585 Eagle Crest Court North, Deer Meadows (Lot 69, Deer Heights Plat No. 1) and 2014 mobile home, $319,000.

Steven A. Hitchings, Des Moines, Wash., to Chester B. and Leslie L. Frost, Sequim, Wash. – property at 35900 Arm View Lane, Creston (portion of Sec. 2, T26N, R35E, also known as Lot 11, Arm View Tracts), $57,000.

Scott L. and Debra A. Serfling, Brighton, Colo., to Joshua A. and Zaira S. Lupidi, Deer Meadows – property at 30265 Dove Road, Deer Meadows (Lot 54, Deer Heights Plat No. 2), $307,400.

Michael Cipolla, Las Vegas, Nev., to Kieran W. and Virginia C. Kuchenbecker, Spokane – property at 41785 North Agate Drive, Davenport (Lot 22, Rocky Top Estates Phase 3), $43,000.

Sharlene D. and David R. Thompson, Kirkland, Wash., to Channel Scab Land Properties LLC, Kirkland, Wash. – properties at 112 South H Street and 118 East 4th Street, both in Sprague (Lots 9 and 10, Blk. 68, Second Addition to Sprague, and Lots 9 and 10, Blk. 24, The Addition to Town of Sprague), $0.

Kenneth and Sari Greene, Wenatchee, to Ronald and Jessica Burns, Graham, Wash. – property at 4265 Plum Point East, Grand Coulee (Parcel R7-B, Countryside Short Plat), $405,000.

Janice Lesser Eckhart, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Equity Trust Co. (for Lisa Schuler IRA), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – property on North Lessor Road, Odessa (Lots 3 and 4 and east half of southwest quarter of Sec. 19, T21N, R31E), $40,000.

Anthony D. and Regina D. Cuccia, Bonney Lake, Wash., to James and Michelle Snyder, Spokane – property at 41985 Upper Drive North, Deer Meadows (Lot 28A, Replat of Deer Meadows Tracts, Plat No. 1), $85,000.


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