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Sentence given for Lamont break-ins


August 30, 2018 | View PDF

Travis S. Walters, 24, Lamont, was sentenced to 45 days in jail Friday morning in Whitman County Superior Court after pleading guilty to charges related to break-ins at Lamont July 21. Walters pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary and one charge of theft in the second degree. He was originally charged with two counts of burglary, but the second charge was reduced to the theft charge.

He was charged with breaking into the Lamont town hall and the Lamont Community Church.

Walters told the court he had returned to using drugs and that caused him to break the law. He also said he failed to meet conditions of a prior sentence on a domestic violence case because of his drug addiction.

Defense Attorney John Hart noted Walters "victimized his own town" with the break-ins. Hart said Walters cooperated with deputies and all but one of the items taken in the burglaries was returned.

Walters told the court he planned to move to Garfield where he will be under the supervision of his aunt.

He was allowed credit for time served since his arrest July 25 and ordered to pay $525 to the Town of Lamont and $150 to the church.


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