On The Record with Mark Lindquist

High Priority Offender (HPO) sentenced to 40 years in prison

TACOMA, WA – On October 21, 2016, Michael Walter Wood, 57, a defendant with 13 prior felony convictions, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.  He was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop while armed with a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree. Read more

Elder Abuse

Fircrest teller sentenced for stealing from elderly customer’s account

TACOMA, WA – On November 8, 2016, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office accepted a guilty plea from Shelley Christine Lehman, 43. Lehman was charged with one count of identity theft in the first degree after she was caught making withdrawals from the account of an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s who lives in a care facility.
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Gang member sentenced

Tacoma gang members sentenced for 2015 drive-by shooting

TACOMA, WA – On October 12, 2016, Alexander Kitt, 24, Jermohnn Gore, 17, and Clifford Krentkowski, 18, were sentenced for the murder of Brandon Morris, 19. Gore, the one who fired the fatal shot, was sentenced to 82 years in prison. Kitt received 84 years, and Krentkowski was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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Elder Abuse
Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office kicks off Elder Abuse Project funded by a federal grant of nearly $400,000
The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office is committed to vigorously prosecuting crimes against vulnerable victims. Protecting our community's most vulnerable members is a top priority. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Kickoff of the Pierce County Elder Abuse Project.
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Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office
2016 Major Accomplishments

  • The High Priority Offender (HPO) Program focuses resources on the small percentage of the criminals who cause a large percentage of the crimes 
  • The Elder Abuse Unit secured a $370,985 grant from the Department of Justice to support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in Pierce County.
  • Gang violence is down 60% since 2012.
  • The Human Trafficking Unit is protecting young victims through vigorous prosecution, developing expertise, and collaboration with law enforcement and the community
  • The Prosecutor’s Office collaborated with the Tacoma Police Department to reduce burglaries
  • Our Homicide Cold Case Unit collaborates with multiple local law enforcement agencies in efforts to hold accountable those who could not be brought immediately to justice
  • The Civil Division defends Pierce County against baseless lawsuits which saves the county millions of dollars
  • Mental Health Court has its first graduate
  • The Family Support Division is on track to collect over $1.3 million in child support
  • Our office continues to monitor the placement of sex offenders into Pierce County

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