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Prosecutor Reports On Court Cases

Appearing in Superior Court

The following defendants appeared in the Superior Court of Klickitat County on May 3, 2010:

Julie Ann Scherf, 40, of Goldendale, was removed from a court ordered drug diversion program for failing to successfully complete the terms of the diversion agreement relating to a charge of delivery of methamphetamine. The defendant also plead guilty to harassment and attempted escape in the second degree. The defendant was sentenced to a total of 16 months in state prison. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $6,800 including a mandatory $3,000 fine, $250 to the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Drug Fund, and $250 to the Goldendale Police Department Investigation Fund. The defendant will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for 12 months after her release from prison during which time she must obtain a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment.

Steven Lester Powers, 66, of Goldendale, plead guilty to attempted residential burglary -- domestic violence and violation of a domestic violence no contact order and was sentenced to six months in the county jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $1,979 including $250 to the Goldendale Police Department Investigation Fund and $500 in jail costs. The defendant must also pay restitution to the victim in an amount to be determined at a later hearing and may not have contact with the victim for five years. The defendant will be on probation for 24 months during which time he must obtain both a domestic violence evaluation and a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment.

This information is also available on the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office website at www.klickitatcounty.org/Prosecutor. More detailed information regarding Superior Court convictions may also be found through the office of the Clerk of Court.

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