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Superior Court
Criminal
Len Melvin McLane, 51, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 30 to harassment. McLane was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 319 days suspended, and credit for 45 days served. He was fined $1,010.50 for the Sept. 2, 2012 crimes.

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  Superior Court Criminal The court found probable cause to charge Daniel Rodney Decker, 35, Tonasket, with harassment (threats to kill) and second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon). The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 17 near Tonasket. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Ellis Allen, 30, Oroville, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and [...]

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Superior Court
Criminal
The court decided Dec. 17 to combine trials for two Chesaw men accused of first-degree murder (premeditated). John W. Jennings, 57, and Adam S. Jennings, 27, are accused of the Sept. 2 shooting that killed Michael R. Carrigan, Hoquiam. The court also approved a continuance of the combined trial, now commencing March 4.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Mark Vincent Napoli, 44, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to second-degree trafficking in stolen property. Napoli was sentenced Dec. 9 to three months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the May 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Feb. 18, 2014. In a separate case, Napoli pleaded guilty Dec. 9 to second-degree criminal trespass.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Ernesto Ramirez Palomares, 44, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Palomares was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Oct. 13 crimes.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Sunnie Fae Leapaldt, 36, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Leapaldt was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Oct. 7 crime. She also had an charge of second-degree burglary dismissed.

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John Jennings and Adam Jennings face murder chargers in the September shooting of a grouse hunter near Pontiac Ridge. OCSO photo

Trial date set for murder suspects

OKANOGAN – Two Chesaw men accused of shooting and killing a hunter earlier this year now know when their trials begin. John W. Jennings and his son Adam S. Jennings were arraigned Monday, Dec. 2, in Okanogan County Superior Court. Judge Chris Culp scheduled both trials to begin Jan. 7, 2014. Both men pleaded not [...]

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Superior Court
Criminal
Shanie Rae Marchand, 34, pleaded guilty Nov. 19 to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Marchand was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Nov. 4, 2011 crimes.

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Men accused in killing make first court appearance

OKANOGAN – Two Chesaw men remain behind bars this week after at least one of them allegedly shot and killed a Hoquiam man who was hunting grouse near their property in September.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Thomas L. Waters V, 23, Omak, was found guilty Nov. 6 of POCS (heroin). Waters was sentenced to 12 months in prison for the Aug. 5 crime. In a separate case, Waters pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to TMVWP. For that crime, Waters was sentenced to eight months in jail to run concurrently with the above sentence. He was fined $600.

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