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Clallam County Superior Court


Robin Dawn Sather

Sather, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methadone, and resisting arrest. Police said Sather, who was out on bail pending custodial interference charges in a Sequim case, attacked her fiance and was found to be in possession of prescription painkiller methadone. She also kicked at officers and aggressively resisted arrest when taken into custody June 15, officers said. She pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing June 22 and remains in custody at the Clallam County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond. Trial is set for Aug. 13.


Markus Andrew Tierney

Prosecutors charged Tierney, 21, of Sequim, with third-degree assault, possession of a stolen firearm, reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence June 18. Tierney is accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend with a stolen .40 caliber pistol while her infant was nearby then disposing of the gun and giving a false report to police officers, according to court documents. He was released from custody at the Clallam County jail after posting $2,000 bail, reduced from $15,000 by Judge George Wood at a June 22 hearing. Tierney pleaded not guilty at a June 29 arraignment and trial is set for Sept. 10. Under court order, he cannot have any contact with the girlfriend.


Corey Earl Borden and Christopher Guinn Kardonsky

Borden, 22, and Kardonsky, 23, both of Sequim, are charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Investigators with the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team said the two men exchanged eight oxycodone pills for $150 cash with a confidential informant in January 2011. The two men will be arraigned on the charges, filed in Clallam County Superior Court, on July 13.


Paul Warrick

The 56-year-old Sequim man is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a designated school bus stop. He pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing June 22 and trial is set for Sept. 10. Warrick’s arrest was the result of an OPNET investigation during the spring of 2012.


Jason Hartlein

Hartlein, 34, of Sequim, is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a designated school bus stop. Hartlein, a registered sex offender, was selected by OPNET for an investigation due in part to his extensive criminal history which includes several felony convictions such as residential burglary and failure to register as a sex offender. Hartlein pleaded not guilty at an arraignment June 15 in Clallam County Superior Court. Trial is set for Sept. 10.


Leroy Hampton

Hampton, 32, is charged with delivery of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a designated school bus stop. Hampton was part of a September 2011 investigation by OPNET. He pleaded not guilty at an arraignment June 22 in Clallam County Superior Court. Trial is set for Sept. 17.


Raymond Uwe Arndt Jr. 

Arndt, 34, of Marysville, pleaded guilty to vehicular assault May 9. In his guilty plea, Arndt stated he drove in a reckless manner or while under the influence of alcohol Feb. 11, 2012, causing a car wreck in which Christopher Sherwood, 40, of Victoria, British Columbia, was seriously injured. The wreck took place on U.S. Highway 101 near Palo Alto Road. A total of seven people were injured in that wreck, though Sherwood suffered the worst. Because of his high offender score, Arndt faces more than four years in prison and will be sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court on July 17. Previous convictions include two DUIs, four assaults, rape, resisting arrest and failure to register as a sex offender. He remains in custody at the Clallam County jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.


Christopher Brown

Brown, 33, of Sequim, is charged with second-degree burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle, both Class B felonies. Port Angeles police officers investigating a burglary and report of a stolen car arrested Brown and two others June 24. Officers said Brown was in the car with Scott Schroeder and Sara Powers. Police located items stolen in the burglary in Brown’s possession, according to an arrest report. Brown was booked into the Clallam County jail and later released on his own recognizance. Prosecutors filed charges in Clallam County Superior Court June 28 and an arraignment hearing is set for July 6.


Timothy Allen Bellis

Prosecutors charged Bellis, 39, with four counts of first-degree child molestation June 25 in Clallam County Superior Court. Bellis is accused of molesting two Sequim girls. Sheriff’s investigators arrested Bellis June 20 after a nine-year-old girl told her dad Bellis inappropriately touched her. The father reported the sexual abuse to police. A 13-year-old also told investigators of sexual abuse by Bellis that happened when she was 3 years old, according to probable cause documents. Bellis pleaded not guilty at a June 29 arraignment. Trial is set for August 27 and Bellis remains in custody at the Clallam County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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