Post archive for ‘Stevens County Prosecutor Desk’

Prosecutors Desk 2-1-2015(Comments Off)

On August 29, 2013 there was a two-car collision on Williams Lake Road. Yuriy Mikheyev was operating one of the cars. Witnesses stated that they observed Mr. Mikheyev cross the centerline and hit the other vehicle. Law enforcement observed an open bottle of whiskey in Mr. Mikheyev’s car and noted that he smelled of intoxicants. [...]

Prosecutors Desk 1-25-2015(Comments Off)

Documents filed with the court allege that early last September, an elderly woman came to a bank teller in Deer Park to withdraw $200 in cash. There was a man with her and the teller noticed her face was terribly bruised. When the man stepped away for a moment, the woman asked the teller to [...]

Prosecutors Desk 1-11-2015(Comments Off)

Every year the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) creates a report on the prison population in Washington State prisons as compared to other states. It provides some interesting reading and some things to think about. The report is as of September 30, 2014. Washington has 12 prison facilities across the state, and 16 work release [...]

Prosecutors Desk 12-14-2014 Inititive 594(Comments Off)

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 [...]