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Prosecutors Desk 8-16-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 8-16-2015)

Last week on August 12, First-degree Murder charges were filed against Sherman K Akina (1-27-96) of Valley, Washington as a result of an incident that occurred in Chewelah early in the morning the previous Sunday. The incident involved a vehicle vs. pedestrian. Documents filed with the court state that Chewelah police were called to an […]

Prosecutors Desk 8-9-15(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 8-9-15)

Cases and Appeals Chris Nichols: His conviction on multiple charges related to his stealing and possession of stolen firearms resulted in a sentence about 125 years. This long sentence was mandatory based on the crimes he committed and his prior criminal history. The Court of Appeals sustained the sentence. The Supreme Court has denied review […]

Prosecutors Desk 8-3-1015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 8-3-1015)

The prosecutor has the responsibility to make decisions regarding whether or not to file a charge. When a report comes in from a law enforcement agency, our first task is to consider whether or not there has been a violation of the law. The next is to consider whether or not there is sufficient proof […]

Prosecutors Desk 7-26-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 7-26-2015)

It is a long-established principal that we have a right to defend our homes and ourselves. This right has been extended to include a right to defend others as well. Another principle in our law is based on the concept that a person is under no obligation to prove anything to a jury. The State […]

Prosecutors Desk 4-6-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 4-6-2015)

Burglary: someone comes into a residence with crime on his or her mind; either to steal or to commit some crime of violence against a person. This crime is one that can have a lasting effect of the fear of feeling invaded, or of vulnerability to strangers or to loss of privacy. Stevens County has […]

Prosecutors Desk 3-16-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 3-16-2015)

In a further effort to save some money, some members of the Washington legislature are proposing a bill that would virtually eliminate prison as a possibility for property crimes. Under the present system, the range of sentence that a person can get for a new or the current crime is based in part the defendant’s […]

Prosecutors Desk 2-15-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 2-15-2015)

A couple of years ago, Deputy Prosecutor Matt Enzler prosecuted a case involving theft by an employee from a local manufacturer. The theft was accomplished by selling good material for scrap. The defendant pleaded guilty to Theft 1 and Trafficking 1, both with aggravating circumstances. The aggravating factor was the magnitude of the economic impact […]

Prosecutors Desk 2-8-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 2-8-2015)

Jeremy Bryant pleaded guilty of Second-degree Murder for killing Narleen Campton of Northport. He was sentenced to a term of 234 months in prison, which was the maximum sentence available. Shortly after entering his plea, he filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and stand trial. He wanted to take it all back. After […]

Prosecutors Desk 2-1-2015(Comments Off on Prosecutors Desk 2-1-2015)

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 on Prosecutors Desk 1-25-2015)

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 […]