The following are summaries of selected cases filed in Grays Harbor County Superior Court for alleged crimes and individuals in our primary readership area. Information is from public court records. The complete superior court docket is available at http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/Clerk/Docket/index.asp. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Casey Ray Bircher — Bircher, 45, of Aberdeen was charged Sept. 4 with second-degree assault.
On Aug. 17, Aberdeen police were dispatched to a residence along Curtis Street on a report of a verbal argument.
Bircher allegedly struck a man in the face, knocking out two teeth after finding his ex-girlfriend in an argument with the man.
Arraignment was Sept. 10; bail was set at $25,000.
Rachelle J. Good — Good, 34, of Aberdeen, was charged Sept. 5 with second-degree assault — domestic violence.
On Aug. 1, Aberdeen police were dispatched to a Bel Air Avenue address on a report of domestic violence involving a gun.
Good allegedly pulled a gun on a relative’s husband when he attempted to intervene in an argument between his wife and Good, who claimed neighbors were spying on her.
A plea of not guilty was entered on Sept. 5; bail was set at $50,000.
Tash J. Hughes — Hughes, 39, of Hoquiam was charged Sept. 6 with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
On Sept. 5, Hoquiam Police Department officers served a warrant at Hughes residence as part of an ongoing investigation.
Police found 20 marijuana plants in various stages of growth with indoor growing equipment. Hughes was in possession of a medical authorization that had expired five months prior. Police additionally found a loaded Ruger 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Due to a previous felony conviction, Hughes was ineligible to possess the weapon.
Hearing was Sept. 10.
Justin A. MacMillan — MacMillan, 22, of Oakville was charged Aug. 30 with one count of second-degree robbery and one count of second-degree burglary.
On July 29, the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery call at 5:11 a.m. along Murray Place in Elma.
A statement was taken from a man who had visible signs of assault. He provided a description of the robbery, the individuals involved and vehicle used.
On July 30, Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who identified himself as MacMillian. The man allegedly placed himself at the Murray Place residence, but said he was the one assaulted.
Arraignment was Sept. 4; bail is set at $75,000.
Thomas B. Rapier — Rapier, 29, of Aberdeen was charged Sept. 5 with second-degree burglary.
On April 13, 2010, a written and verbal warning was served to Rapier restricting him from entering an Aberdeen store.
On Sept 1, 2012, a loss prevention employee allegedly observed Rapier exit the store with merchandise he did not purchase. Surveillance tapes corroborated the details.
Arraignment was Sept. 10, bail is set at $10,000.
Donald Lewis Brown — Brown, 29, of Aberdeen was charged Sept. 5 with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.
On Aug. 26, a vehicle failed to slow or move aside for police vehicles making a traffic stop. The second unit pursued the car, which sped up to 50 mph in a 25 mph zone, and blew through several stop signs before crashing near SouthShore Mall. Brown was identified as the driver and later arrested.
Brown allegedly said he was “freaked out” because he did not have a drivers license.
Arraignment was Sept. 17; bail was set at $15,000.
Cheney Roy Salazar — Salazar, a.k.a. Chenui Roy Salazar, 25, a transient of Aberdeen was charged Aug. 11 with possession of methamphetamine.
On Sept. 11, Salazar was arrested on an outstanding department of corrections warrant.
During processing, he allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.