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Court sentences Sally, Turner

Walla Walla County Court Services Building.

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Walla Walla woman who pled guilty last month to a charge of hit and run-fatality, and a Burbank man who entered a guilty plea to charges related to child molestation, both received prison sentences Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Destinee N. Sally, 26, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for her involvement in the Oct. 19 incident in the area of North Ninth Avenue near Elm Avenue which killed Joshua L. Shelley, 31, of Walla Walla. Sally entered a guilty plea on Feb. 26 for her involvement in the hit and run fatality.

She was located and arrested in Milton-Freewater for an unrelated theft and extradited from Umatilla County to the Walla Walla County Jail. Sally has a criminal history dating back to 2006. Prior to her arrest in Oregon, the Walla Walla Police Department received information from an anonymous caller regarding Sally’s vehicle. Also, evidence collected at the scene of the Oct. 19 incident matched evidence collected at a parking area where Sally went to clean the vehicle. A second-degree assault charge in connection to beating Shelley with a baseball bat approximately two weeks before the fatal hit-and-run was dismissed.

Also on Monday, Jonathan Turner, 38, who was arrested in January after pleading guilty to charges of third-degree child molestation and voyeurism was sentenced. He will serve 32 months in prison. He’s also not permitted to make contact or be within 500 feet of the victim. Upon release, he must register as a sex offender.

In January, Turner remained free pending trial following his arrest last August of alleged sex crimes. He was taken into custody and booked into the Walla Walla County Jail after pleading guilty to the child molestation and voyeurism charges. According to Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle, the law mandates that anyone who pleads to or is found guilty of those classes of crimes must be detained in jail prior to sentencing.

Court documents from the initial arrest show the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged child molestation and/or child pornography case involving Turner and a minor. Turner was accused of inappropriately touching the young girl, which court documents indicate led to him taking intimate videos and photographs of the victim.


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