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Garfield County Superior Court–Judge Tom Cox:

August 25, 2021

Tristan C. Evans, of Clarkston, Wash. pleaded guilty to: Assault 2nd Degree, a Class B felony; Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission 2nd Degree, a Class C felony; and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, a Class C felony. Evans was sentenced to six years of prison followed by 18 months of Dept. of Corrections Community Custody. The case stemmed from a February incident on Pataha Street, where Evans struck a man in the side of the face with a machete. After the assault Evans fled the scene by taking the victim's truck and driving to the valley. Evans was apprehended in Clarkston that same day. While being housed at the Garfield County jail, Evans was able to damage multiple items within the cell, resulting in the Malicious Mischief charges.

Tina M. Anderson, of Lewiston, Idaho pleaded guilty to Operating a Motor Vehicle without an Ignition Interlock device, a gross misdemeanor. Anderson was fined $246.

Adam Corona, now of Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree (DV) and was sentenced to five days jail and $368.94.

Cynthia Herres, of Pomeroy, Wash., pleaded guilty to Negligent Driving 1st Degree and Hit and Run Unattended Vehicle, both misdemeanors. Herres was sentenced to 90 days of SCRAM (alcohol sensing) Bracelet; $392 in legal financial obligations plus restitution; and must complete an alcohol evaluation with treatment.

Philip E. Keller, of Dayton, Wash. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor Negligent Driving 1st Degree. Keller was sentenced to three days jail; must pay $861, and will complete an alcohol evaluation with treatment.

Ian McWilliams, of Pomeroy, pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended 2nd Degree and was sentenced to three days jail.

Garfield County Superior Court–Judge Brooke Burns

September 1, 2021

Michael S. Wilson, of Prosser, Wash., pleaded guilty to one count of Vehicular Homicide-Disregard for Safety of Others, and six counts of Reckless Endangerment. Wilson was sentenced to: 30 days jail; seven months Electronic Home Monitoring; 240 hours of Community Service; 12 months Dept. of Corrections community custody; and $5,050 in legal financial obligations. On May 28, 2019, Wilson was operating a Peterbilt tractor- trailer eastbound on Hwy 12. The driver failed to heed multiple construction warning signs as he left the City of Pomeroy. The tractor-trailer unit collided with a line of vehicles that was stopped waiting for a construction zone pilot vehicle. As a result, four cars and two motorcycles were involved in a chain reaction collision. Ralph Lang, of British Columbia, was one of the motorcycle riders; he died immediately from the injuries he sustained.