Jeremy Garland - Garland, 19, reportedly transient, saw his case dismissed without prejudice in Clallam County Superior Court Dec. 4 due to insufficient evidence. Garland had faced one charge of possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana.
Allison Seamands - Seamands, 36, of Sequim, was charged Dec. 4 with forgery. In mid-November, a Sequim woman reported 18 of her checks had been forged and cleared, taking $620 from her bank account. The woman suspected Seamands, her mother, to be the culprit. Court records indicate Seamands admitted the theft to her daughter.
Rusty Lee - Lee, 30, of Oregon, saw his case dismissed from Clallam County Superior Court Dec. 5. He was charged with the delivery of marijuana after being in a Blyn home that was raided by police for growing and selling the drug.
The three full-time residents of the home have been charged and sentenced. However, because Lee was only visiting at the time and because Lee was not present during the police informant controlled drug purchases at the house, the judge dismissed his charge, which was based on hearsay evidence, according to court records.
Kallie Wade - Wade, 24, of Sequim, also known as Kallie Buchanan, was sentenced Dec. 9 to three months in jail and $8,705 in fines and restitution after pleading guilty to two counts of theft in the first degree, both class B felonies, and forgery, a class C felony. Thirty days of her confinement was converted into 240 hours of community service.
A Clallam County Sheriff's deputy reported that between April and June of 2008, Wade presented 11 checks drawn against her mother's and grandmother's bank accounts, allegedly stealing a total of $1,809.72. Wade allegedly forged the signatures and presented debit cards for cash as well.
William Purkey - Purkey, 24, of Sequim, was sentenced Dec. 9 to one year of confinement and $7,519 in fines for the charges of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, a class C felony, theft in the third degree and vehicle prowling in the second degree, both gross misdemeanors.
Purkey will not serve any additional jail time as he has received credit for time served and the rest of the sentenced confinement will be held if he is able to meet the conditions set by the court, including probation.
In October 2007, a Port Angeles Police officer responded to a vehicle prowl in the city. Upon arrival the officer noticed two males in a vehicle leaving the scene of the reported crime.
As the officer tried to perform a vehicle stop, the car accelerated. The officer activated the car's emergency lights and made pursuit and eventually located Purkey and interviewed him regarding the incident and forwarded the allegations to the court for official charges.
George Stoican - Stoican, 60, of Sequim, was sentenced Dec. 4 to 90 days in jail and $480 in fines for the charge of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Stoican took a plea deal to get the reduced charge.
He initially was charged with harassment, threats to kill. The court suspended 85 days of the confinement period as long as Stoican meets the requirements set forth by the court.
On Aug. 4, Clallam County deputies received a report alleging Stoican threatened to kill a woman at his home in Sequim. The woman provided a written statement, which deputies determined to be sufficient probable cause for his arrest and harassment charge.
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