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Prosecutor Reports On Court Cases

Oct. 20 Superior Court sentencing outlined

James Arthur Webberly, 22, Trout Lake, was convicted after a jury trial for two counts of rape in the first degree and one count of kidnapping, but the jury "hung" on an additional count of rape in the first degree and attempted murder in the first degree.

On Oct. 20, 2003, Webberly was sentenced to 147 months for each rape count and 82 months for the kidnapping count, the time to be served concurrently.

Webberly was tried and convicted in a second jury trial for the third rape in the first degree and one count of attempted murder in October. On Nov. 3, 2003, Webberly was sentenced to 147 months for the third count for rape in the first degree and 280.5 months for attempted murder in the first degree. Webberly was also sentenced to lifetime community custody, sex offender status, not to have contact with the victim and ordered to pay $7,300 in fees and costs with additional attorney fees, costs, witness fees and victim restitution to be determined later.

On Oct. 20, 2003, the following defendants were sentenced in the Klickitat County Superior Court:

Nathan Wiley Herman, 30, Dallesport, pled guilty to assault of a child in the third degree and was sentenced to 60 days confinement convertible to work crew or work release, 12 months community custody, and undergo evaluation treatment for domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health and anger management. Herman is also to pay $986 in costs and fines.

Jesse Lee Eugene Coyne, 19, Goldendale, pled guilty to residential burglary and was sentenced to three months confinement and ordered to pay $1,215 in fines and costs plus victim restitution in an amount to be determined at a later date.

Clifford Dwayne Hepner, 43, White Salmon, pled guilty to residential burglary and was sentenced to 45 days confinement; 30 of those days may be served through work crew or community restitution and the remaining 15 days through work release. Hepner is to serve 12 months community custody, have no contact with the victim and is to pay $1,237 in fines and costs and an additional amount for victim restitution in an amount to be determined later.

On Oct. 24, 2003, Richard Paul Criscola, 44, Dallesport, pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to 30 days confinement, 12 months community custody, and order to pay $1,220.65 in fines and costs.

On Oct. 29, 2003, Douglas Ryan Thiel, 50, Kennewick, pled guilty to attempted assault in violation of a no contact order -- domestic violence, and was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 351 days suspended, with the remaining 14 days convertible to work crew. Thiel is to undergo evaluation for domestic violence treatment, is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, and is to pay $ 1,110 in fines and costs.

(This information from the public record was provided by the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.)

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