Child rape

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed two charges of first-degree child rape against Jamie Lynn Richards, a 37-year-old Longview man who was arrested in June. The prosecutor’s office could choose to refile charges at a future date.


David Beck, 20, was sentenced on Aug. 21 to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree theft.

Beck was arrested along with Eryk Boissonnault-Prado and Alexander Meyers in August after police say the three men stole bottles of liquor from a Longview Rite Aid and rushed through the door when confronted by a store employee, knocking that employee down in the process.

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Meyers also pleaded guilty to first-degree theft Aug. 22 and will be sentenced Oct. 7. Boissonnault-Prado pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree theft and third-degree assault. He will be sentenced Sept. 9.


Gabriel Harlen Norman, 36, of Longview was sentenced on Aug. 22 to six years and six months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault domestic violence, although he has now appealed that sentence.

Longview police arrested Norman in June on suspicion of assaulting a baby, who received a collapsed lung consistent with a blunt trauma injury.

His sentence was six months above an agreed sentence prosecutors and his defense recommended to the court, although it was within his standard sentencing range of five years and three months to seven years. Norman appealed his sentence on Aug. 29. More information on his reason for appealing was not available.

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