Moses Lake woman jailed following damage to courthouse

Moses Lake woman jailed following damage to courthouse
Moses Lake woman jailed following damage to courthouse

Feb. 18—EPHRATA — A Moses Lake woman is in jail after inflicting damage on the Grant County Courthouse within the wee hours of Friday morning.

Lorna Villanueva Ozuna, 23, tried to flip herself in round 1:45 a.m. on the Grant County Jail on an excellent misdemeanor bench warrant, in accordance to a press release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Workplace. Upon being turned away due to jail reserving restrictions, Villanueva Ozuna broke a number of home windows and a glass door on the courthouse and pulled a fireplace alarm, the GCSO put up stated. She was caught within the act on video and Ephrata Police and GCSO deputies quickly discovered her a number of blocks away, in accordance to the assertion.

The price of the damage was not accessible Friday morning, however GCSO Spokesman Kyle Forman stated it exceeded the $1,000 threshold crucial to cost Villanueva Ozuna with felony malicious mischief.

“The housebreaking (cost) comes from breaking the glass after which coming into the constructing illegally to do one thing else unlawful, which was (to) set off the fireplace alarm,” Foreman stated.

Villanueva Ozuna is at the moment lodged on the Grant County Jail on suspicion of second-degree housebreaking, second-degree malicious mischief and tampering with a fireplace alarm, in addition to on a Grant County District Courtroom warrant relating to reckless driving and a Division of Corrections warrant relating to second-degree theft, in accordance to GCSO Corrections Division information. The Division of Corrections warrant, whereas it was related with a felony, didn’t override the reserving restrictions by itself, Foreman defined.

Joel Martin will be reached at [email protected]

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