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Prosecutor reports on superior court, juvenile cases

County prosecutor outlines cases prosecuted in July

The following report was issued by the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

On July 1, 2002, the following defendants pled guilty to criminal charges in Klickitat County Superior Court:

Michael Lloyd McGlin, Goldendale, pled guilty to attempted assault in the third degree.

The victim of the crime had entered a residence belonging to McGlin's girlfriend in an effort to help resolve a domestic dispute. In response, McGlin picked up a baseball bat and swung at the victim.

The court sentenced McGlin to 365 days jail with 305 days suspended on the condition he have no further violations of the law or contact with the victim.Klickitat County Adult Probation will monitor McGlin for a period of two years upon his release.

Shane Lee Whitaker of Molalla, Ore., pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Law enforcement had contacted Whitaker regarding an outstanding warrant from Pend Oreille County. During a search of Whitaker's person, a white powder substance was found. The substance later tested positive as methamphetamine.

The court sentenced Whitaker to 41 days jail. The defendant was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse evaluation by a state certified agency and follow all recommended treatment. The Department of Corrections will monitor Whitaker for a one-year period following his release.

The following plea agreements were entered in the Juvenile Division of the Klickitat county Superior Court:

On Feb. 28, 2002, a bomb threat was reported at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon. The Klickitat County Sheriff's Department's investigation identified a juvenile suspect. The juvenile was subsequently charged with one count of threats to bomb or injure property.

On July 8, 2002, the juvenile petitioned for a deferred disposition. The motion was granted and the juvenile pled guilty to the original charge.

She will be under the supervision of the Juvenile Department for 12 months and must complete 96 hours of community service and pay full restitution.

On March 11, 2002, the Goldendale Police Department received a complaint of a forged check. The department identified a juvenile who was charged with one count of forgery and one count of theft in the third degree.

On July 8, 2002, the juvenile entered a plea of guilty to one count of forgery. He was sentenced to 15 days in detention at a time to be scheduled by the Juvenile Department, 75 hours of community service, 12 months of supervision by the Juvenile Department, and payment of full restitution.


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