Two men and a woman are accused of assaulting her former live-in boyfriend and threatening him with a gun.
Grover Cleveland Bolt, 43, Mervyn Maidhoff, 73, and Justine Marie Sparks, 41, have pleaded innocent in Franklin County Superior Court to one count each of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
All three are from Pasco.
According to court documents, victim Steven Lee Brewer contacted Pasco police shortly before 8 a.m. Aug. 24 about an incident that occurred the night before.
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Brewer told Officer Saul Mendoza that his ex-girlfriend, Sparks, called him at 10 p.m. Aug. 23 and asked if he could meet with her outside Virgie Robinson Elementary School on Wehe Avenue.
Brewer said he parked and still was sitting in his vehicle when Maidhoff placed a small chrome pistol to his left ribs and said, "You want some of me?" court documents said.
Seconds later, Bolt pushed Maidhoff aside and punched the victim several times in the left eye, documents said.
Bolt allegedly told Brewer, "You better not turn her phone off," then showed the victim the gloves he was wearing and said, "I wear these so they can't identify me."
Sparks then appeared at their side and told her ex, "You see, I know people," Mendoza wrote in court documents.
In an interview with police, Maidhoff admitted meeting up with Sparks on Wehe Avenue. He said he "pulled the gun out and placed it up against him, it was only to scare him," and added that Bolt "really pounded him" when hitting Brewer, Mendoza wrote.
Bolt told officers he was with Sparks that night and the two met up with Maidhoff at the location, but denied that any assault occurred.
And Sparks, in her interview, told police she agreed to meet with Brewer and that the incident occurred as the victim described it, but said the assault was not intentional, court documents said.
Brewer let officers search his vehicle, telling them the gun was in the driver's door compartment. Police found a chrome and black .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol, documents said.
Bolt and Sparks both faces Oct. 31 trials. Maidhoff is scheduled for trial Nov. 14.
They have been ordered to have no contact with Brewer, 47, while their cases are pending.
Woman gets jail time for kicking police officer
A California woman was sentenced to two months in jail for attempting to drive off during a traffic stop and kicking one of the officers in the leg after she'd been pulled from her truck.
Dannielle Lee Lewis, 44, had been in custody in the Franklin County jail since her July 3 arrest. She was sentenced earlier this month.
She pleaded guilty in August to third-degree assault, a felony, and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license, a misdemeanor.
According to court documents, Pasco police Officer Andrew Corral was parking at 12:58 a.m. when he noticed a truck traveling west on A Street at a high rate of speed. His radar showed the vehicle was going 64 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Corral got behind the truck and stopped it, and asked the driver for identification. Lewis reportedly showed a military ID and was being cooperative with Corral at this point, "but was not making much sense about why she had been driving so fast, and what she was doing in Pasco," documents said.
Corral checked her information with dispatchers and learned that Lewis is from Vacaville and has a suspended or revoked license. Corral also was informed that Lewis had been arrested in Benton County just days earlier, on July 1, on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, court documents said.
Lewis was asked to step out of the Ford truck given her license's status, but she questioned why and refused to listen to Corral's orders even after he asked her two more times, documents said.
Corral then reached inside the window and unlocked the door, but Lewis started the truck and said she was going to leave.
"I immediately grabbed her in a headlock to stop her from putting the truck into gear and leaving," Corral wrote. He added that another officer assisted "while I unbuckled her seat belt so that we could remove her from the truck."
The officers physically removed Lewis from the truck and forced her to the ground before handcuffing her. In the meantime, the truck -- which Lewis had placed in neutral -- rolled into a building, causing minimal damage, court documents said.
Police got Lewis onto her feet and started to walk her to a patrol car when she accused Corral of forcing her to walk too fast and kicked her leg back, hitting the officer on the right thigh, documents said.
The officers again forced Lewis to the ground to get control of her, then placed her in the back seat of the car. At the jail, she reportedly made threats to beat the officers involved in her arrest.
Lewis had no felony criminal history before this case.
Man jailed for threats against officer, family
A Kennewick man got a two-month jail sentence for repeatedly threatening to harm a Pasco officer and his family following his arrest on a hit-and-run case.
Jerome Davis Chaney, 34, got the time for his August guilty plea to intimidating a public servant, a felony.
Police reportedly had been looking at Chaney as a suspect in a case and went to arrest him at 6:03 p.m. July 19 at his Kennewick home.
On the drive to the Franklin County jail, Chaney said a number of slurs against Officer Jeremy Jones and told him, "You better run for your life when I get out. I'm gonna (expletive) kill your (expletive)," court documents show.
Chaney also threatened to find out where the officer and his family live and said he would send his "homies" after them, documents show.
Jones did not feel that Chaney "was joking or being sarcastic," and believed he would carry out his threats, Detective Scott Warren wrote in court documents.
Once at the jail, Jones told Chaney he was being charged with harassment. Chaney then got mad and said he only would follow through on his threats if he was charged, otherwise he would leave Jones' family alone, documents said.
Chaney's criminal history includes a 1992 juvenile conviction for taking a vehicle without permission.