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Courthouse defacement felony thrown out

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WENATCHEE — Prosecutors didn’t have the probable cause they needed to press a felony graffiti charge against Jesse J. Wawers — so on the morning of Oct. 21, they let him go.

The probable cause arrived that afternoon.

Wawers, 23, sat in jail for more than two months, awaiting trial for second-degree malicious mischief after he was accused of carving gang graffiti into the antique marble and wood of two Chelan County Courthouse men’s room.

But now the graffiti’s been…

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