Court Roundup August 1, 2012

Dale Lee Wilkinson, 42, of Sequim, was sentenced to 14 months incarceration, suspended for three years, after pleading guilty to possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Wilkinson was originally charged Dec. 28, 2011, with first-degree child molestation and possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct for allegedly taking a cell phone photo of a topless 10-year-old and fondling her chest, according to a probable cause report. Prosecutors dropped the first charge in exchange for a guilty plea to the second. Wilkinson must be under state Department of Corrections supervision for the three years of the suspended sentence and is prohibited from having contact with children unless authorized by DOC, court documents show.

Demitreus Lamar Smith, 23, of Sequim, is charged with harassment, threats to kill, after allegedly threatening his brother with a knife. Sequim police officers arrested Smith on July 25 in the area of East Washington Street and Sunnyside Avenue after Smith’s brother reported the two had been arguing all day and Smith at one point pulled out a knife and made stabbing motions toward him with it, according to a probable cause report. The brother said they started fighting after Smith got angry at him for throwing a pizza box into a garbage can without putting a garbage bag liner in the can first, police said. Smith is accused of threatening to kill his brother with the knife. Officers located Smith and found him to be in possession of a knife. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and booked into the Clallam County jail. Prosecutors filed the harassment charge July 30 and Smith will be arraigned on Aug. 10. He was released from custody on his own recognizance.

William Sean Moore Jr., 19, and Travis Lee Turner, 23, of Port Angeles, are both charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, unlawful imprisonment, trafficking in stolen property, attempted robbery in the first degree and attempted burglary in the first degree. They are accused of breaking into a house July 7 in the 3000 block of Fourth Avenue in Port Angeles, holding the homeowners at gunpoint and stealing guns, jewelry and cash. They also are suspected of attempting a similar armed robbery July 8 at a home in the 300 block of South Barr Road. During that incident, the homeowner fired a shot at them after they tried to force their way in to his home, deputies said. The bullet grazed Turner, who left the scene so fast his shoes came off his feet and remained on the porch of the home, according to a probable cause report. Neither defendant has any felony convictions but both face 26 to 29 years in prison if convicted on all six counts. Deputy Prosecutor John Troberg said because firearms were used during the commission of the crimes, there are 17.5 years of firearms enhancements added to what otherwise would be a 9-12 year sentence. Moore and Turner will be arraigned on the charges Aug. 3.

Jennifer Rory Leroy, 33, is charged with six counts of possession of a stolen firearm and six counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with an April burglary at a residence in Agnew. Sheriff’s deputies said Leroy and a second suspect were in possession of six stolen guns they acquired in a burglary on Gehrke Road on April 29. Leroy was convicted Dec. 13, 2011, of attempted second-degree burglary, a felony, and as such is not allowed to possess firearms. Leroy is also charged with two counts of residential burglary in a separate case. Deputy Prosecutor John Troberg requested an arrest warrant for Leroy July 19. At the time, she was in custody at the San Mateo County jail in California, he said. Leroy was booked into the Clallam County jail July 26 and remains in custody in lieu of $82,500 bond.

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