The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Three arrested, one sought for burglaries

 

April 14, 2022



Three individuals have been arrested and charged with involvement in a string of burglaries in Wahkiakum County, and one more is the subject of an arrest warrant.

Christopher Damitz who is considered transient, is in custody awaiting a trial in May. He has been charged with two counts of burglary in the second degree, two counts of identity theft in the second degree, one count of assault in the third degree, one count of making or having burglar tools, one count of possession of another person’s identification, and one count of resisting arrest. He had a preliminary hearing on February 14 before Judge Donald Richter in Superior Court, where bail was set at $100,000.

Karie Taylor of Puyallup is in custody, awaiting a trial at the end of May. She has been charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of burglary in the second degree, and one count of trafficking in stolen property in the second degree. Like Damitz, her bail was set for $100,000.

Josie Locke of Yelm is out on bail, which was set at $100,000. Her trial date is in June, and she has been charged with one count of residential burglary.

Justice James Sandholm of Tacoma is the subject of an arrest warrant in Wahkiakum County, but is currently being held in Pierce County Jail on other charges. He is charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of burglary in the second degree, one count of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. His bail has been set at $250,000.

 

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