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New charge against defendant


July 5, 2018 | View PDF

A charge of second-degree theft was filed against Kyle J. Lawson-Stevahn, the Pullman resident who appeared in court June 22 and pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. He was charged Monday with second-degree theft.

The report filed by Pullman Police Sgt. Jake Opgenroth alleged Lawson-Stevahn took cash and parts last January from a former employer, Evergreen Tire in Pullman.

The report alleged he was shown on a surveillance video taking the cash. It alleged he created invoices for shipment of car parts and then destroyed the invoices while taking the parts home.

The arrest report said Lawson-Stevahn was interviewed by Pullman Police during the January investigation and admitted taking some of the parts. He also vowed to bring in credit card receipts to show he had paid for some of the parts but he never did, the report said.

Lawson-Stevahn told the court he planned to post $5,000 bail on the failure to register charge and reside in Oregon while on pre-trial release.

The first charge alleges he had resided in an apartment in Pullman since March without registering as he had been ordered in a 2008 sex offense conviction in an Oregon juvenile court.


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