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Paris Achen

courts reporter

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Recent Stories

Man may stand trial in Battle Ground library fires

By Paris Achen April 15, 2014 12:05 p.m.

A 19-year-old man has been found mentally competent to stand trial on allegations he started two fires in the Battle Ground Community Library.

Man gets more than two years for attempted stabbing

By Paris Achen April 14, 2014 9:59 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in prison for attempting to stab a man he found in his bed with his girlfriend.

Vancouver priest faces luring allegation

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 4:48 p.m.

A Catholic priest is accused of luring a 14-year-old girl as she was walking home from school through Vancouver’s Image neighborhood.

Sheriff's Office: Woman struck ex-boyfriend with car

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 7:11 p.m.

A 19-year-old Vancouver woman faces a first-degree assault charge after allegedly striking her ex-boyfriend with her car outside a party in Brush Prairie.

Police: Man arranged prostitution of minor

By Paris Achen April 10, 2014 6:43 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of arranging the prostitution of a teenage girl in 2012.

Two men held in Rose Village gun assault

By Paris Achen April 10, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Zachery L. Hotchkins, 22, and Robert E. Mitchell IV, 18, both of Vancouver, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of a racially-motivated assault in the Rose Village neighborhood Sunday.

2 accused of using guns in threats

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Two Vancouver men are accused of threatening people with guns during a bonfire party early Tuesday at the city’s Wintler Park along the Columbia River.

Woman, 21, sentenced in Vancouver robberies

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:38 p.m.

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to 2½ years in prison for armed robberies at two Vancouver businesses in March.

State seeks to commit violent sex offender

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:43 p.m.

The state is seeking to indefinitely civilly commit a Clark County sex offender who was convicted of two child sex crimes between 1982 and 1998.

Man who allegedly attacked his mother will be evaluated

By Paris Achen April 8, 2014 5:50 p.m.

A Battle Ground man who allegedly cut his mother’s throat while she was preparing a meal has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

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