Post archive for ‘Stevens County Prosecutor Desk’

Prosecutors Desk 12-14-2014 Inititive 594(0)

The majority of those who voted last election passed I-594. It is not a new Interstate highway, but it does divide the state. The highly populated urban areas voted yes on I 594 and the sparsely populated rural areas voted no. The urbanites won. Surprised? No. It has happened before. It will again. The majority [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-31-2014(Comments Off)

I have been asked several times lately if the Stevens County charges against Craig Morganstern would be dropped in light of his federal indictment and the federal charges that are now placed against him. The federal charges carry up to a life sentence. Life in the federal system means exactly that—life. He is being held [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-23-2014(Comments Off)

Bar Fights. They are not unusual, but these situations present special problems. The problem is to find out what really happened. Law enforcement arrives after the trouble has subsided. The witnesses are usually intoxicated. There are many conflicting stories. The case usually ends in more questions than answers. Often one person in the fight (usually [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-16-2014(Comments Off)

Last week a resolution was reached in a tragic case that arose out of a vehicle crash that occurred just over one year ago. A vehicle, driven by Bryce Barnhart, age 19, crashed on Aladdin Rd about 7 miles north of Colville. Matt Clark, age 21, was a passenger in the vehicle. The investigation, conducted [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-2-2014(Comments Off)

It usually takes about one year for the Court of Appeals to make a decision in a case that has been appealed. There are instances when a decision is reached more quickly, but those matters are accepted by special permission and only when there is a particular need for a rapid resolution of a legal [...]

Prosecutors Desk 10-26-2014(Comments Off)

As a result of an investigation by Stevens County Sheriff’s office detectives last week, a south county man was arrested and brought before the Superior Court on two counts of Rape and a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The charges are brought against Craig Morganstern of Nine Mile Falls. He was first arrested on [...]

Prosecutors Desk 9-28-14(Comments Off)

I received another demand from We the People. (now 13) They demand that I file multiple criminal charges against Sheriff Kendle Allen. They did not make an appointment with me, but told the media they would be at my office at 10. I had a medical appointment at that time, but I found out they [...]

Prosecutors Desk 9-15-2014(Comments Off)

Hunting season is coming soon and the problems that may come with it. There will be a few folks who do not believe they really have to get the license or that they will not get caught, but they are often wrong. The rules serve a purpose and are there for a reason. The wildlife [...]

Prosecutors Desk 7-20-2014(Comments Off)

Please be aware!!!! NO BURNING IN STEVENS COUNTY The Sheriff has upgraded the burn ban in Stevens County as of July 18. Please do not burn anything out of doors until the ban is lifted. This includes campfires. Small charcoal or propane grills for food preparation are permitted, but please be careful with them. We [...]

Prosecutors Desk 8-16-2014(Comments Off)

I recently received a communiqué from a group who call themselves, “We the People.” It was a DEMAND that I answer 75 carefully worded questions within three days. All elected officials and I have received other demands and deadlines from this group, usually that we vacate our offices because we are not legally in office [...]