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Police find Oroville man wanted for attempted murder

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office has located and arrested a man they were seeking in the brutal stabbing and robbery of an Oroville man at the end of last month.

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Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Christian Kwaku Gyamfi, 40, Okanogan, with violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crime allegedly occurred Aug. 8.

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Librarian accused of sexual misconduct takes a plea

OKANOGAN – Elizabeth Anne KinKade, the Tonasket High School Librarian accused of five counts of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old student, has pleaded guilty in Okanogan County Superior Court to one one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and the court dismissed the other four.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Arthur Leroy Sims Jr., 45, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. Sims was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $3,110.50 for the Dec. 12, 2011 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Oct. 13.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Samantha Ann Harding, 43, Okanogan, pleaded guilty July 29 to POCS (methamphetamine), obstruction and use of drug paraphernalia. Harding was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $2,460.50 for the Jan. 15 crimes.

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Oroville man stabbed several times

OROVILLE – Police are investigating an assault on an Oroville man who was stabbed several times, including in the chest and back and once in the head.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Humberto Garcia Aguilar, 21, Omak, pleaded guilty July 15 to three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The crimes occurred between October and November of 2013. In a separate case, Aguilar pleaded guilty July 15 to residential burglary (DV) and third-degree assault (of a law enforcement officer). Those crimes occurred Jan. 11. The court dismissed a charge of first-degree attempted robbery (DV). Aguilar was sentenced to a total of 54 months (4.5 years) in prison and fined a total $4,221.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Alisha Ann Russell, 21, Omak, pleaded guilty July 15 to fourth-degree assault. Russell was initially charged with third-degree assault of a child. She was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,010.50.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Ryan Joseph Stotts, 30, Oroville, pleaded guilty July 8 to tampering with a witness (DV) and 10 counts of violation of a no-contact order (DV). Stotts was sentenced to 27.75 months (2.3 years) in prison and fined $1,210.50. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Aug. 11. The crimes occurred between December 2013 and March 2014. In a separate case, Stotts pleaded guilty July 8 to first-degree criminal trespassing (DV), and two counts of violation of a no-contact order (DV). Stotts was sentenced to 364 days in jail and fined $1,110.50.

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Superior Court
Criminal
Brett Nicolas Lawrence Giles, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty June 24 to second-degree assault (torture) (DV), assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV) and bail jumping. Giles was sentenced to 25.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the December 2012 and April 2013 crimes. He was also assessed $6,029.41 in restitution.

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