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Restaurant owner sentenced in assault case


The owner of a local restaurant was sentenced Oct. 22 on assault and criminal trespass charges to which he pleaded in Grant County Superior Court.

Juan Moreno, 41, pled guilty to one count of criminal trespass and entered an Alford plea to one count of fourth-degree assault. With an Alford plea a defendant is not pleading guilty to a crime, but believes he would be found guilty if the case were to proceed to trial.

Grand Coulee police had arrested him July 23 after his estranged wife and her boyfriend said he threatened them with a knife and baseball bat, abducted her and tried to run over...

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